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A Company's Commitment 

Ameritech and UW-Stout partner to train managers for the telecommunications industry 

A half million dollar telecommunication systems laboratory was 
recently bestowed upon UW-Stout by Ameritech Wisconsin. 
UW-Stout offers the only bachelor's degree program in 
telecommunication systems in Wisconsin. Ameritech is the state' s 
largest telephone company. 

"This is the only partnership of this kind we know of in the 
country in which a university and a telephone company have 
partnered to produce this type of laboratory ,' ' stated Scott Simenson, 
program director for the B . S . degree in telecommunication systems . 
"It would have been impossible for the university to build and 
develop this type of technical lab on its own." 

The Ameritech Telecommunications Laboratory on UW- 
Stout' s campus replicates voice and data circuits offered by 
Ameritech. "Our lab is connected directly to the Ameritech central 
office in Menomonie," Simenson said. "Ameritech provides a 
variety of voice (telephone) circuits ranging from analog to high- 
speed fiber optic lines used to support current and emerging digital 

Located in Fryklund Hall, this state-of-the-art 
telecommunications lab will be used to train tomorrow's 
telecommunications managers. "We want to produce a well- 
rounded student who can work in a business situation and be up to 
date with the latest technology," Simenson said. 

He noted that the telecommunications industry is rapidly 
evolving, changing almost daily, and there is a demand for 
graduates in this area. "Expertise is hard to find because it is all so 
new," he said. Simenson said that graduate employment is 100 
percent, and he gets two or three calls a week from companies 
looking for graduates of this program. 

Students graduating from this program enter the business 
world as managers of telecommunication services for their 
respective employers. They are responsible for evaluating, buying, 
configuring, managing and upgrading services and systems that 
allow companies to communicate and conduct business in today' s 
worldwide marketplace. 

"Our telecommunication systems major was developed in 
response to the needs of the industry," stated UW-Stout Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen. "However, we could never offer the quality 
program that we have without the support from companies such 
as Ameritech. We deeply appreciate the company's commitment 
to assist us in serving the needs of our students, who will go on to 
leadership positions in business and industry worldwide." 

"Ameritech is proud of its commitment to help prepare the next 
generation of telecommunications business leaders to take its 
place at the head of the class in the 21st century," said Ellen M. 
Gardner, president of Ameritech Wisconsin. "We're delighted 
that this partnership with UW-Stout will train future managers to 


"Ameritech is proud 
of its commitment 

to help prepare 

the next generation 

of telecommunications 

business leaders 

to take its place 

at the head of the class 

in the 21st century/' 

Ellen M. Gardner 

President, Ameritech Wisconsin 

Program director Scott Simenson demonstrates the network switching hardware configuration system in a 
telecommunications course. 

understand the critical role that telecommunications technologies 
play in enabling American businesses to succeed in today ' s global 

Simenson noted that there is still a lot of work to do. "The 
laboratory being constructed to support the telecommunication 
systems degree program will continue to evolve and support a 
systems approach to the industry," he said. ' 'Ameritech has provided 
the university with the transmission foundation in the 
telecommunication field. The next step is to add equipment 
designed to control, switch and monitor networks." 

Simenson said that UW-Stout is trying to build a contemporary 

telecommunications laboratory which is reflective of what is 
happening all around the world today in regard to the 
telecommunications field. "The industry is being impacted with 
convergence or combining circuits and services," he said. 

"We are becoming a global society, and we want Stout 
students to be prepared to meet the needs of this society," 
Simenson said. "Our students need to understand the technologies 
of today, but they also must be able to help lead organizations into 
the future by being able to integrate a wide range of information 
technologies into the business operations of their companies." 

Remains High 

Favorable job market contributes to 

98.7 percent employment rate for 1996-97. 

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Bremer Foundation 
Makes Gift 

Gift enhances programming and support for 

Empowering Women of Color program. 

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It's a "70s Blast From the Past!" as Stout celebrates 

homecoming; classes of '73, '78 and '88 will reunite. 

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University News 

It's a Student's Market 

Employers visiting campus in record numbers 

When employers like Kraft, General Mills or Marriott 
not only come to a campus to recruit employees but also 
send personal letters or e-mail directly to students and 
faculty, it seems to be a student' s market and, according 
to LaMont Meinen, director of UW-Stout' s Placement 
and Co-op Services, right now, it is. 

According to UW-Stout' s most recent report, 
employment stands at 98.7 percent, and UW-Stout 
graduates report employment in 30 states. Not only are 
companies sending personal letters, some are flying 
students from a given major directly to the employer's 
place of business. "This past year has clearly been a 
student' s market for most of UW-Stout' s maj ors,' ' Meinen 

"And there' s more good news," Meinen said. "More 
employers than ever are coming to our campus, and 
many have multiple positions open." Meinen added that 
Marriott and Target, for example, send six or eight 
recruiters at a time. 

"It has been challenging this year to meet the hiring 
needs of our recruiters," Meinen said. "Recruiting 
activities are becoming more aggressive, especially for 
those students in applied math, telecommunication 
systems, packaging, construction and graphic 
communications management." 

Also, some companies that normally recruit just at 
Big Ten schools, are now coming to UW-Stout. General 
Mills is one of those. 

Some of the most successful recruiters have tried a 
variety of strategies to attract students for interviews, 
according to Meinen. Some hire a co-op student every 
semester and use the returning students as ambassadors 
on campus. Some companies provide company tailored 
multicolor posters that are posted all over campus, or 
buy inserts in the Stoutonia. Others sponsor scholarships 
or donate equipment or supplies targeted to specific 

Companies also send weekly employment listings, 
postlistings on the Internet, contact student organizations, 
hold video teleconference interviews and attend the 
annual Career Conference at UW-Stout. 

"Many companies participate in Stout's 'Landing 
the Job' course," Meinen said. The one-credit class 
includes sections on interviewing, professional dress, 
dining and etiquette. Because of the success and continued 
interest among students and employers, Meinen said the 
course will be offered each semester prior to when 
interviewing begins. 

UW-Stout also pays close attention to employment 
trends, Meinen noted, and keeps students abreast of 
those trends. The university receives numerous 
publications and bulletins such as "Recruiting Trends." 

"We want Stout students to be aware of the constantly 
changing dynamics and be prepared for the future," 
Meinen said. 

"It has been 


this year 

to meet 

the hiring needs 

of our recruiters." 

La Mont Meinen 

An extensive employer information library (above, left and right) and job postings (below, left) are among the many resources available to UW-Stout students 
through the Placement and Co-op Services office. The three-day Career Conference (below, right), held each October, attracted approximately 300 employers 
to the Stout campus. 



Graduates face 
favorable prospects 

According to Recruiting Trends 1997-98, (a 
Michigan State University publication) continued 
growth in job opportunities experienced during the 
late 1 990s is predicted to last another year. Employers 
anticipate an increase of 27.5 percent in job openings 
for this year's college graduates. 

According to the report, the increase predicted is 
considerably greater than any recorded in recent job 
market history for new college graduates. This is the 
fifth consecutive year of expanding job opportunities 
for college graduates. 

Demand for technical graduates remains very 
high, especially new graduates, regardless of college 
major, with computer skills. Demand is currently 
outpacing the supply of technical graduates. 
Requested most frequently are majors in computer 
and information sciences, engineering, business 
management and administrative services, and the 
health professions and related services. Demand for 
applied math graduates is particularly strong 
according to LaMont Meinen, director of Stout's 
Placement and Co-op Services. 

The overall job market for new graduates is rated 
excellent, very good or good by more than 95 
percent of employers who note that "it's a seller's 
market this year." 

The year 2000 conversion of computer 
systems is gaining increased attention with employers 
searching for information systems staff who can 
help them rewrite codes for complex computer 

Overseas educational experiences provide college 
students with excellent opportunities to acquire job 
competencies and skills needed by employers. 
Among the abilities, talents and aptitudes obtained 
by college students while studying abroad are a 
sensitivity to people of other cultures, a foreign 
language competency, knowledge of business 
practices in other countries and improved self- 

Career-related preprofessional experiences such 
as cooperative education, internships, practicum 
positions and volunteer assignments help bridge the 
gap between academic preparation and a career in 
"the real world." Meinen noted that Stout has one of 
the largest cooperative education programs in the 
Midwest. Any professional-level positions were 
recommended by surveyed employers as excellent 
preparation for professional job responsibilities. 

Employment opportunities at higher levels are 
expected in all geographical regions of the United 
States this year. The most favorable job prospects for 
new graduates are anticipated in the southwestern 
region of the country, but "high" to "extremely high" 
availability is reported for the northcentral, 
southeastern, northeastern and southcentral regions. 


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Teaching technology teachers 

Industrial/technology graduate program prepares tommorrow's technology educators 

Most people are aware that the world is evolving 
technologically at a ferocious rate. In fact, even 
technology teachers, not to mention lay people, 
experience difficulty keeping up. As the 21st century 
approaches, teachers and administrators in higher 
education are concerned because there are not enough 
educators adequately equipped to provide education in 
the new technology. 

"Stout's master's degree in industrial/technology 
education is definitely addressing a need that's out 
there," said Len Sterry, professor in UW-Stout's 
department of communications, education and training. 
"There is a tremendous shortage of technology teachers." 

According to Sterry, there are three reasons for that: 
technology programs are growing rapidly; the teaching 
of technology is being looked upon more favorably as it 
is realized how important technology is to society; and 
many teachers are reaching the age of retirement. 

There is a great deal of interest in the master' s degree 
in industrial/technology education at this time, Sterry 

noted. The program serves two groups, he said. One 
group is those who have an undergraduate degree in 
technology education and are already certified to teach. 
The other group is people who have an undergraduate 
degree in a field other than technology education, but 
who would like to be certified to teach technology 
education. "People who may always have wanted to 
teach but have been employed in another field might be 
interested in this program," he said. 

"We have students in the program from 21 different 
undergraduate majors," Sterry said, adding that students 
come from a wide variety of majors from physical 
education and social studies to agriculture and 
engineering. Those students also need to meet 
certification requirements. For them it would probably 
take four semesters plus a student teaching semester to 
be qualified to teach. 

Technology is a nebulous term for many people. 
According to Sterry, people often struggle with the 
concept. However, with technology evermore inun- 

dating our lives, a clear definition has become necessary. 
Sterry pointed to the following definition which is 
generally accepted by the math, science and engineering 
communities and is offered in the book Technology for 
All Americans: "Technology is the generation of 
knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve 
problems and extend human capabilities." 

According to Sterry, developing a personal concept 
of technology is best done throughout the school years. 
In fact, it is now believed that technology concepts 
should be introduced at the elementary level and built 
upon into high school. 

Wisconsin has set academic standards for technology 
education in a publication put out by the Department of 
Public Instruction which Sterry helped prepare. 
Expectations of students' knowledge of technology are 
set for as early as fourth grade. 

Young people will definitely be needing 
knowledgeable, adequately prepared technology teachers . 
And UW- Stout will be ready to provide them. 

"People who may 

always have 
wanted to teach 

but have 
been employed 
in another field 

might be 

interested in 

this program." 

Len Sterry 

Campus continues to change 

Recreation complex improvements to provide added flexibility 

Name your game. Tennis. Volleyball. Softball. Foot- 
ball. Soccer. Rugby. Flag football. Hockey. Broom ball. 
UW-Stout's new $7 million recreation complex will 
accommodate it. 

Construction is expected to begin in September 
1999. "We anticipate that the first phase will be ready by 
the fall of 2000," stated Bob Johnson, director of UW- 
Stout's Memorial Student Center and chair of the 
Recreation Complex Building Committee. 

Where will $7 million come from? "The way in 
which it will be funded is unique," Johnson said, adding 
that funds are not coming from taxes, tuition or yearly 
budget dollars, but from the community, special fund- 
raising efforts and the students themselves. 

Johnson said that the student senate voted for each 
student to pay a segregated fee of $40.08 each year they 
are in school. "Universities all over the country are 
building athletic recreation complexes, and students are 
voting to help pay for them," Johnson said. "It's a 
positive attitude to want healthy activities and learn 
life-long leisure skills." 

The students will pay $3 million, and another 
$3.1 million will be raised in a fund-raising campaign 
conducted by the Stout University Foundation Inc. In 
addition, the city, county and school district have 
committed $850,000 over a 10-year period. 

"The complex will be an enhancement to the 
community and surrounding area," Johnson said. He 

added that it will have an economic impact in that it 
will bring more activities to the area in the form of 
camps and conferences. The public is welcome to use 
the tennis courts and grassy recreational areas as well. 

A skating slab for ice skating and in-line skating is 
also planned as well as a ropes confidence course. An 
addition to the fieldhouse will include a new aerobics/ 
multipurpose room, remodeled swimming pool, a 
climbing wall and a new, larger fitness center with 
additional equipment for the 2,400 members of the 

The new 4,500-seat stadium will benefit from the 
addition of artificial turf. "We're excited about that 
because it will give us much more flexibility," Johnson 
said. "Artificial turf provides a multiple-use field," he 
said. "Otherwise, use is limited to football." 

The artificial turf will benefit the intramural program 
as well. One sport can be played right after another, 
with no maintenance time in between. Flag football 
and softball are currently played off campus at city 
parks. Johnson said that bringing these sports back on 
campus will not only relieve the pressure on those 
parks but should increase participation. The fields will 
be lit for night play, and the artificial turf will permit 
activity later in the year as snow can be swept off, 
Johnson noted. 

"We're excited about this endeavor," Johnson said. 
"It will be a beautiful complex and an excellent tool." 

Recreation Complex 

O Stadium 

- artificial turf 

O Softball Fields 

- flag football fields 

© Baseball Field 

- softball, football fields 

O Archery 


Sand Volleyball 

Ropes course 


- aerobics/multipurpose room 

© Multipurpose Field 

© Soccer Field 

© Skating Slab 

© Inline Skating Loop 

New facility to replace aging Communications Center 

By the year 2000, UW-Stout will boast another new $7.5 million building, this one 
funded by the state. The aging Communications Center will be replaced by a new 
facility which will be built directly south of the former Ray Hall site. Once the new 
facility is occupied, the former building will be demolished. 

"It is very unusual to get this new building because the state is not funding many 
new buildings," said Annette Taylor, administrator of the division of Administrative 
and Student Life Services. "But they saw the great need, and it was decided that 
there would be so much remodeling to do that replacing it would 
be more efficient." 

Taylor said that an up-to-date communications building is of upmost importance 
because of the vast telecommunications and distance education needs of the 
university. "The communications building houses a lot of very specialized 
equipment," Taylor said, "because of the television studio, distance education 
and university computer systems." She noted that because of the specialized nature 
of the facility, media and telecommunications consultants are being used for the 

A parking lot will be developed where the Communications Center currently 
stands. "The parking lot will be redesigned for more efficiency and to be 
more aesthetically pleasing," Taylor said. 

Construction of the new building is anticipated to begin June 1, 1999 and be 
completed a year later. 

Between the recreation complex, the communications building and new 
parking lots, even those students who were graduated in the spring of 1 998 will find 
a vastly different campus in the year 2000. 

A preliminary design for the new Communications Center 

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Grads challenged 
to "sift and winnow" 

Kennedy Administration speech writer addresses UW-Stout graduates 

"Today is called 'commencement' because your 
education has just commenced," Theodore Sorensen 
told UW-Stout students at spring commencement 

Sorensen, one of the leading figures in the John F. 
Kennedy administration, received an honorary doctorate 
degree at the ceremonies. Sorensen' s son, Eric, received 
a master's degree in guidance and counseling at the 

"Having spent your years since kindergarten 
'stuffing' your minds with new facts, you now must live 
the rest of your life 'stretching' your minds with new 
ideas, new concepts and new fields of learning," Sorensen 
said. "The world you studied in class last year will be a 
different world next year — and the year after that and the 
year after that — changing, challenging, shrinking." 

Sorensen served as Special Counsel to the President 
of the United States during the entire John F. Kennedy 
presidency. He was instrumental in generating ideas and 
crafting phraseology for presidential speeches including 
the Kennedy inaugural address, state of the union 
message, Berlin Wall crisis speech and the report to the 
nation on the Cuban missile crisis. 

Sorensen currently specializes in the practice of 
international law, and is a partner with the New York law 
firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. 

Sorensen told graduates that after having spent the 
last four years trying to come up with the right answers, 
they now will discover that "fully participating, 
contributing and therefore satisfying life depends more 
upon your coming up with the right questions." 

Sorensen recommended Thomas Jefferson as a role 
model for students. Jefferson was described at age 32 
by one of his contemporaries as "a gentleman... who can 
calculate an eclipse, survey an estate, tie an artery, 
plan an edifice, try a cause, break a horse, dance a 
minuet and play the violin." 

"I am confident that Jefferson will be one of your 
role models," Sorensen said, "that you will continually 
look and reach for new and broader horizons... because 
no less should be expected from those who have received 
degrees from the great institution of which this campus 
is part, the University of Wisconsin." 

Sorensen noted a University of Wisconsin professor 
in Madison who, about a century ago, was charged with 
teaching socialism and brought before the Board of 
Regents. The board upheld the professor with a strong 

declaration against any limitations on free inquiry. "Their 
statement rededicated the University of Wisconsin, in 
effect, with words I am told are still engraved on the main 
university building in Madison," Sorensen said, "a 
rededication to 'that continual and fearless sifting and 
winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.'" 

"That is what I am counting upon you to undertake 
for the rest of your lives — that continual and fearless 
sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be 
found," Sorensen said. "By doing so, you will serve not 
only your own interests and the purpose of this university, 
but also the society of which — as evidenced by your 
being here today — you have been a privileged member, 
a society to which you are deeply indebted." 

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While on campus, Sorensen also led a symposium titled 
"Perspectives on the Presidency: Legacies of the Kennedy 
White House." 

History lessons 

Students from several disciplines aid development of local museum 

Dunn County Historical Society's Russell J. Rassbach 
Museum opened its doors May 29 at its new location 
in Menomonie's Wakanda Park. According to Roy S. 
Ostenso, president of the society, UW-Stout students 
and faculty have made a variety of contributions toward 
the museum. 

UW-Stout and the museum have been working 
together for several years. "The students have been a 
great help with a number of projects," Ostenso said. 
"They've also presented us with a lot of good ideas." 

The first project students took on was developing an 
interior design for the museum. "We took in blueprints 
and a list of exhibits," Ostenso said. Eleven different 
designs including color swatches and upholstery swatches 
were presented to the museum to choose from. "We 
worked with Maureen Mitton's interior design class," 
Ostenso said, "and they did an outstanding job." Mitton 

is an assistant professor in UW-Stout' s department of art 
and design. 

That department also helped out with signage for the 
museum. Bill DeHoff's class in Letter Form Design 
created signs for inside and outside the museum and 
also a billboard, all of which coordinated. 

A technical writing class, taught by Dan Riordan, 
professor in the department of English and philosophy, 
began a web page for the museum which has since been 

One interesting exhibit at the museum was designed 
and built by Jim Bjornerud' s research and development 
students. It' s a relief map of the area around Menomonie 
demonstrating the escape route from the 1931 Kraft 
State Bank robbery. Lights and a CD program were 
added by the next semester class. Another group in 
Bjornerud' s classes designed a Caddie Woodlawn 

Partnerships benefit UW-Stout 

Recently we had the rewarding experience of 
dedicating a new half million dollar tele- 
communication systems laboratory, thanks to a 
generous donation from Ameritech. Officials from 
the company praised the university for its 
commitment to a new telecommunication systems 
major and, of course, we returned the praise for a 
company willing to form this important partnership 
with us. 

This is an excellent example of the many 
arrangements that we have with the private sector in 
our efforts to preserve and improve our educational 
quality. With dwindling state support, facilities 
such as this new lab must come from outside sources. 
Companies are willing to form these partnerships 
because, in the end, it is to everyone's benefit. 
Industry has the opportunity to hire UW-Stout 
graduates who have a working knowledge of the 
latest technology, and we have the advantage of 
offering our students stateofthe art "handson 

Of course the benefits of such partnerships are 
apparent in other ways: our continuing outstanding 
employment record (98. 7 percent this year) and our 
growing coop programs where students earn credit 
for professionallevel employment. 

Having said this, I do want to emphasize that 
adequate state support is still needed to enhance 
quality and to keep tuition affordable for our students 
and their families. For example, tuition for the 
coming academic year will increase by less than 5 
percent, originally projected at nearly 8 percent. The 
lower rate is the direct result of a strong Wisconsin 
economy, allowing more state funding for us. 

The state has also been quite generous in providing 
physical facilities for us. In an era when very few 
buildings are being funded, we have a new $7.5 
million dollar Communication Center replacement 
project moving forward. The new building will be 
constructed immediately west of the Vocational 
Rehabilitation Building. It will serve as the hub of 
our campus information technology, and will link 
the campus to the outside world via Internet and 
satellite. When the building is completed, the old 
facility, located on South Broadway, will be 

As we continue to look for new ways of serving 
our student population, we will continue to rely on 
both private and public support. Both sectors 
recognize the worth of a UWStout education. 

Chancellor's Message 

Charles W. Sorensen 

This is an 

excellent example 

of the many 


that we have 

with the 

private sector 

in our efforts 

to preserve and 

improve our 

educational quality. 

With dwindling 

state support, 

facilities such as 

this new lab 
must come from 
outside sources. 

children' s exhibit and a design for the museum' s exterior 
facade, which will not be built until there is funding. 

Steve Schlough, of the communication, education 
and training department at UW-Stout, had his class 
design a multimedia presentation with video and text 
about the logging industry around Menomonie. "The 
presentation could be used by a tour guide at the museum,' ' 
Ostenso said. 

This semester students designed a ramp for the 
Harry Miller car which will be on display at the museum 
until October. Miller was a well-known automotive 
engineer of the ' 20s and ' 30s who grew up in Menomonie. 

"The museum pays for the supplies, and the students 
supply ideas and labor and also learn from the experience,' ' 
Ostenso said. "Both the museum and the students have 

And now the public will. 

"The students 
have been a 

great help 
with a number 

of projects. 
They've also 
presented us 
with a lot of 
good ideas." 

Roy Ostenso 

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Making News 


eoiM /.cm \: now 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen hosted a campuswide reception for UW-Stout retirees. 
Those honored were Jim Bjornerud, technology, Gerane Dougherty, College of Arts and 
Sciences; Larry Kirby, physical plant; Wray Lamb, apparel, textiles and design; Ted 
Martynski, Learning Technology Services; George Peltier, technology; Evelyn Ray, 
academic custodial; Betty Rineck, academic custodial; Victor Rhodes, chemistry lab; 
Lillian Schultz, academic custodial, Anita Wilson, food and nutrition; Connie Bixby, 
Graduate College; John Zuerlein, physical education and athletics; and Richard Wilson, 

Judy Rommel, a professor in the department of human development, family living and 
community educational services, was awarded the Wisconsin Association of Family and 
Consumer Sciences Leader Award at the 1998 WAFCS annual meeting. This award 
recognizes an outstanding family and consumer sciences professional in Wisconsin who 
has made significant contributions to the profession and to the association. Rommel has 
been an active member in WAFCS serving as president, president-elect, vice president for 
public affairs, membership chair, local arrangements chair and executive board member. 
She was a Foundation Founders Club member in 1 992. Rommel has been a strong advocate 
for family and consumer sciences through her numerous local, state and national presen- 
tations and research projects. She has published articles, papers and manuals in her field, 
and contributed materials for a teacher' s text titled "Living Now: Strategies for Success and 
Fulfillment," published by West Publishing Co. In 1994, Rommel co-chaired Wisconsin's 
efforts for the Year of the Family. She has worked with Hmong refugees, the Glenwood City 
Family Preservation Project, and the Project Childcare Resource and Referral. 

Timothy Shiell, an associate professor of philosophy at UW-Stout, has written a book 
titled Campus Hate Speech on Trial, published by University Press of Kansas. The book 
analyzes the implementation by American colleges and universities of numerous "hate 
speech codes" designed to protect students from racial, sexual and other forms of 
harassment. Shiell offers a review of the codes, based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 
of 1 964, which guarantees the right to a nonhostile workplace environment. He explores the 
historical, legal and philosophical arguments for both sides of the issue. Also in the book 
are major court cases regarding speech codes. Shiell received funding for his research from 
a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant and a UW-Stout Faculty Research 
Initiative Grant. 

Provost leaves UW-Stout 

George DePuy, provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, left UW-Stout 
to become founding president for a new campus of DeVry Institute of Technology. Now under 
construction, the campus is in the San Francisco area in Fremont, California. 

DeVry offers bachelors degree programs directed at high technology employers. In a memo 
to the UW-Stout community, DePuy said his decision to leave was difficult. "As the premier, 
applied university in the United States, UW-Stout is a place where exciting things are 
continually happening," DePuy said. "The fact that there are efforts under way to create a new 
institution in Tennessee modeled after UW-Stout, at the same time I am leaving to start a new 
college in California, makes for an interesting coincidence. UW-Stout' s influence continues 
to spread." 

DePuy cited "lots of good things" that have happened during his several years at UW-Stout, 
including many new degree programs. "However, the thing I feel best about is my contribution 
toward helping UW-Stout transform its decisionmaking processes with modern participatory 
methods," he said. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen announced the appointment of Robert Sedlak, an associate 
vice chancellor, as interim vice chancellor/provost. "I know that he will continue Dr. DePuy' s 
good work with the Academic and Student Affairs division, and with the university," Sorensen 
said. He added that the leadership of the Faculty Senate and the Senate of Academic Staff were 
highly supportive of Sedlak' s appointment, which will be effective through July 1 , 1 999, or when 
a new provost is appointed following a national search. 

Vice chancellor accepts job in Oklahoma 

Jan G. Womack, vice chancellor for Administrative and Student Life Services at UW-Stout, 
resigned May 15 to take the position of associate vice provost for Academic Affairs at the 
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. 

The Health Sciences Center is the University of Oklahoma's campus for its health-related 
education, research and service programs. The campus offers more than 70 degree programs in 
its Graduate College and Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Public 
Health and Nursing. Womack will serve as the liaison for the campus on academic matters with 
both the Oklahoma State Regents and the University Regents, and provide leadership for 
academic program review. 

UW System President Katharine Lyall said she was appreciative of the fine work Womack 
performed for UW-Stout, UW-Superior and the state of Wisconsin. She called Womack "a 
true professional," and offered support and best wishes in her new venture. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen said her "expertise in strategic planning and her experience 
in organizational development and planning have been extremely beneficial in preparing the 
university for the 21st century." He said he sincerely appreciated her leadership and dedication 
to the goal of providing the best possible service to students. 

Womack said her work in the UW System as vice chancellor and as interim chancellor at 
UW-Superior in 1995-96 has been interesting and rewarding. "The Administrative and Student 
Life Services division has continually provided quality services, facilities, student life programs 
and leadership in support of Stout' s special mission," she said. "I take a great deal of pride in our 
many accomplishments and the quality of our working relationships with System Administra- 
tion, Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Development, Department of 
Commerce, Building Commission and State Auditor's Office." 

Womack' s husband Joe became senior vice president of The Trust Company of Oklahoma 
in charge of its Oklahoma City office in early March. 


UW-Stout staff members receive educator awards 

Teaching and service awards for the academic year have been 
presented to four UW-Stout staff members. 

Robin Muza, lecturer in the department of human develop- 
ment, family living and community educational services, 
received the Outstanding Teaching Award. 

Mary Riordan, multicultural/dis advantaged student coor- 
dinator, received the Outstanding Service Award. 

Sheryl Johnson, associate professor in industrial manage- 
ment, was selected by UW-Stout graduate students to receive 
the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for her dedication 
and commitment to graduate education. 

The awards were presented at commencement ceremonies 
held May 9. A $500 honorarium accompanied each award. 

The UWStout Outstanding Educator Award, given by the 
Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, was presented to 
Thor Burntvedt, lecturer in the business department. 

The awards for Muza, Riordan and Burntvedt were voted 
on by UW-Stout students in conjunction with the recent United 
Council referendum. 

Muza teaches a variety of courses including human devel- 
opment, child guidance, individual and family relations, lifespan 
human development, parent education and introduction to 
early childhood programs. Muza advises undergraduate early 
childhood students, advises and evaluates independent stud- 
ies, presents to professional groups and organizations, and is 
an active member of her department, various committees and 
the university, as well as several professional organizations. 
She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from UW- 

Riordan earned a B.A. degree from the College of St. 
Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., and a master's degree from UW- 
Stout. She has held a variety of positions at UW-Stout includ- 
ing those of English instructor, director of the Academic Skills 
Center, associate director of Student Support Services, coordi- 
nator of the precollege program, adviser for Multicultural 
Student Services, and coordinator of the Advisement Assis- 
tance Center. 

Riordan is a member of several campus committees and 
has participated in a variety of publications and presentations 
as well as grant writing, and is active in community service. 
She has been the recipient of numerous awards. 

Johnson earned a B.A. degree from Trinity College in 
Deerfield, 111., a master's degree from UW-River Falls and a 
Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. 

She has taught a number of courses at UW-Stout and 
currently teaches systems analysis and design, organizational 





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leadership and employee involvement. She is an adviser for 
graduate student's thesis and projects. 

She participates in a number of professional and collegiate 
assignments and activities, and is a member of several profes- 
sional and academic associations. 

Burntvedt has taught classes in UW-Stout' s business, 
industrial management, and communications, education and 
training departments. He currently teaches sales and sales 
management, and market research. 

Burntvedt earned B.S., M.S. and Ed.S., degrees from UW- 
Stout and anticipates enrolling for a Ph.D. this fall. He has a 
background in marketing and is a consultant to direct market- 
ing activities for a number of Wisconsin area small business 

He has been involved in numerous research projects and is 
amemberofmany committees and professional organizations. 

STEPS program for girls receives award 

Pete Heimdahl, a professor in UW-Stout' s College of Tech- 
nology, Engineering and Management, has been selected as a 
1998 Equity Initiative Award winner by the American Asso- 
ciation of University Women- Wisconsin for the STEPS for 
Girls project. 

This summer technology and engineering preview camp is 
designed for girls entering the seventh grade. They must be 
nominated by their school, based on their interest, aptitude and 
potential in science and math. Workshops are taught by UW- 

Stout professors of engineering, technology and science courses, 
and feature hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and 
processes such as plastics, computer graphics, robotics and 
automation, metal casting, packaging, math and science orien- 
tation, and radio controlled airplane design and model con- 

Heimdahl received the award at the recent AAUW state 
convention in Racine, Wis. 

UW-Stout listed among best graduate 

When the prestigious U.S . News & World Report published its 
1998 list of "Best Graduate Schools" in the country, UW-Stout 
was included for its rehabilitation counseling concentration in 
the master's degree in vocational rehabilitation. 

UW-Stout ranked right up there with big schools such as 
UW-Madison, Southern Illinois University, Boston Univer- 
sity and Penn State. 

"It' s exciting that Stout can compete with the big schools," 
stated Shirley Stewart, chair of UW-Stout' s department of 
rehabilitation and counseling. Stewart pointed out that while 
UW-Madison was named on several lists in the publication, 
UW-Stout was the only "cluster school" in the UW System 
named. "It is especially noteworthy that Stout gained this 
recognition as most of the programs that were recognized have 
Ph.D.s," Stewart said. 

Bob Peters, director of UW-Stout' s graduate program in 
vocational rehabilitation, was pleased but not surprised. "Stout 
has a national presence," Peters said. "We are asked to present 
at conferences all over the country." In fact, Peters, who came 
to UW-Stout just five years ago from the University of Mis- 
souri, Columbia, said that UW-Stout' s national reputation in 
vocational rehabilitation is what attracted him here. Peters 
likes UW-Stout' s "applied approach," he said, noting that 


many schools take a more theoretical path. "Our students work 
with Stout's Vocational Rehabilitation Institute and Projects 
with Industry right from their first semester," Peters said. 
Students work with the Vocational Rehabilitation Institute 
giving service to people with disabilities who come in to be 
assessed. Students assess, provide counseling and help them 
meet their goals. 

Peters said that UW-Stout also does a great deal of applied 
research and that other rehabilitation professionals recognize 
this. In fact, the study which was made to compile the national 
list of schools is a reputational study. Faculty at institutions all 
over the country are surveyed. Stout's teaching, service and 
applied approach were all recognized. 

"It is great to know that Stout compares favorably with 
much larger schools," Stewart said. Placement reflects that. 
The 1,000 Stout students who have graduated in the program 
since 1968 are working all over the country, from Alaska to 
Hawaii, as well as Australia, China and Japan, according to 

"Placement is excellent," Peters said. "Grads can pick a 
state they want to live in and find a job in vocational rehabili- 
tation there." 

Stout Outlook ♦ 5 



Stout Foundation Report 

Investiture held for people process chair Landry Professorship established 

Charles T. Krueger, professor in UW-Stout's 
communication, education and training 
department, was invested Feb. 12 at the Louis 
Smith Tainter House as the first Frank and Ann 
Cervenka People Process Chair. The formal 
investiture, shared by friends and peers, included 
remarks by UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. 
Sorensen; Bob Cervenka, CEO of Phillips 
Plastics; and Bruce Siebold, dean of the College 
of Technology, Engineering and Management. 

The chair was donated by Bob and Debbie 
Cervenka in memory of Bob's parents, Frank 
and Ann Cervenka. Emigrating from Prague, 
Czech Republic, when he was 12, Frank owned 
and operated a number of businesses in Phillips, 
Wis. Ann was born in Chicago, moving to Phillips 
after her marriage to Frank. She always found 
time to befriend people in need. 

The Frank and Ann Cervenka chair was 
created to promote the understanding of the 
value of individuals to an organization and to 
create recognition when people combine talents 
to contribute to an organization' s success. These 
are the basic principles Frank and Ann lived, 
practiced and instilled in those who knew them. 
Bob Cervenka founded Phillips Plastics 
Corporation in 1964 and credits much of the 
corporation's successes to his parents. His wife, 
Debbie, is vice president of marketing and sales. 

Krueger was graduated from UW-Stout with 
a bachelor's degree in industrial education, 
followed by a master's degree in industrial and 

Charles T. Krueger, Bob Cervenka 

vocational education. He received his Ph.D. in 
organization development from the University 
of Minnesota. In the past 27 years, he has taught 
a variety of courses ranging from architectural 
design and production management to 
organization leadership and exploring 
technology. In 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988, he 
was selected as an outstanding teacher at UW- 
Stout. In 1992 he was recognized by the Board of 
Regents for exemplary teaching in the UW 
System. His research dealing with manufacturing 
executives was recognized as the best business 
education research in the nation. He has trained 
and coached thousands of individuals to become 
more effective leaders, managers and facilitators. 

Lenore Landry '45 passed away in November. 
She was an active Stout University Foundation 
board member for nine years and provided 
scholarships for several students interested in 
careers in 4-H and Extension while active on 
the board. 

UW-Stout, through Landry's will, is the 
beneficiary of an estate gift of $250,000 to 
establish the Lenore Landry Endowed 
Professorship in the apparel design/ 
manufacturing program. The fund will provide 
monies to attract and retain competent applied 
design faculty, and to acknowledge and honor an 
individual's ability to provide leadership within 
the department. The endowed professorship will 
provide significant leverage to seek additional 
matching funds from business and industry. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen stated, "The 
endowment is extremely important to the 
department as state dollars diminish. Lenore' s 
gift will be most helpful as the department invites 
talented individuals to join their department. The 
department will have the ability to compete with 
industry for faculty." 

After graduating from Stout, Landry earned 
a master' s degree in textiles from UW-Madison. 
She joined the UW-Extension faculty for what 
she recalled as her "last and most important 
position." She was known throughout the state as 
the "textile specialist." She often commented, 
"Fashion begins with fabric, and fabric speaks. 
It has a voice." 

Lenore Landry receiving recognition for her nine years 
of service to the Stout Foundation Board of Directors 
from Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen. 

Landry was awarded UW-Stout's Distin- 
guished Alumni Award in 1972. The Arbor Hills 
Community Distinguished Service Award was 
presented to her in 1994 for her contributions to 
the Garden Club and oak wilt prevention program. 
She received the Woman of Distinction Award 
from the Madison YWCA in recognition of her 
work with Laotian families. 

The first Lenore Landry Professorship will 
be awarded in the fall of 1999. 

Bremer Foundation funds Stout program 

$25,000 to "Empowering Women 

Empowering Women Students of Color, an 
ongoing program on the UW-Stout campus, has 
received a $25,000 grant from the Otto Bremer 
Foundation. Barbara Burdick, project director, 
reports, "This funding greatly enhances the 
programming and support opportunities. Each 
woman in the program has her own struggles; 
however, it is most gratifying to see the graduation 
and retention rates increase for this population." 

Funding from Bremer improves support to 
assist in building on the existing infrastructure. 
In 1 994 the Stout University Foundation awarded 
"seed money" to plan and execute a pilot project 
for American women of color attending UW- 
Stout. Four primary groups are represented on 
campus: African American, Asian American, 
Native American and Chicano/Hispanic. The 
foundation's funding provided the impetus to 
initiate an ongoing systematic program of monthly 
meetings, drop-in lunches, midterm grade 
evaluations and cross-cultural experiences. 

Four major goals of the project have built on 
the initial experiences: develop leadership 
abilities, bridge cultural roots within individual 

of Color" project 

cultures and cross cultures, strengthen retention 
rates and improve graduation rates. Students are 
also involved in working with the Community 
Women's Leadership Connection, an 
organization of women from the community and 
campus involved in helping women network and 
improve their respective leadership skills. 

The Bremer grant has allowed the organization 
to address all of the goals in-depth. Beyond the 
major goals, the Bremer fund provided dollars to 
establish a short-term emergency loan fund for 
the students. Loans are interest free for 90 days. 
The fund has provided monies to the students to 
continue their education in uninterrupted fashion, 
and repayment has been 100 percent. 

Participants have endorsed the retention and 
graduation program. "Sharing struggles helped 
me realize I'm not alone," said one member. 
Another indicated, "I can't believe I really am 
going to graduate. I never could have done it 
without the support of the members of 
Empowering Women. Thank you, Barbara 
Burdick, and thank you Bremer Foundation." 



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Above Standing (l-r): Kia Thao, 
senior, early childhood; Jennifer 
Xiong '98, human development and 
family studies; Mai Vang, senior, 
human development and family 
studies; Maiyee Xiong '98, 
hospitality and tourism management. 
Seated (l-r): Phoua Yang, senior, 
general business administration; 
Klee Thao, senior, art education. 

Right Front (l-r): Alison LaPoint '96, 
general business administration; 
April Fowlkes, sophomore, human 
development and family studies. 
Back (l-r): Gricelda Gonzalez, senior, 
general business administration; 
Tracy Benson, junior, psychology. 

Left Members of Empowering 
Women Students of Color graduate 
(l-r) Christina Hernandez '98, human 
development and family studies; 
Hildania Kristensen '97, manufac- 
turing engineering and industrial 
technology; Yee Yang '97, apparel 

6 ♦ Stout Outlook 




Stout University Foundation 


Ober E. Haug Endowed Scholarship 

Ober E. Haug ' 26 was the first manual training instructor 
in the Marshalltown (Iowa) School System where he 
taught for 35 years. Haug was born May 19, 1879 in 
Miltonvale, Kan. 

The Haug family moved from Miltonvale by 
covered wagon to near Luther in the Oklahoma 
Territory. Ober attended Central State Normal School 
(now Central State University) in Edmond, Okla., 
graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1905. To 
earn money for his education, Haug taught in country 
schools . He served in Company H as a second lieutenant 
in the Oklahoma National Guard but did not participate 
in the Spanish American War because Oklahoma was 
not yet a state at that time. 

Haug met Bessie Louise Mann in college, and they 
were married Dec. 29, 1908. The couple had one child, 
Alice Louise Haug, now in her late 80s and living in 

Ames, Iowa. To further his manual 
training education, Haug enrolled in 
summer schools at several institutions 
including the Stout Institute and Iowa 
State College (now a university). 
Haug became an accomplished 
furniture maker as he taught 
woodworking skills to the Haug 
Marshalltown pupils. During World War I, he often 
spent time assisting the workers at Marshalltown 
factories. Haug's career ended in 1942 when he was 
forced to retire due to poor health. He died April 13, 

In honor and memory of her father, Louise has 
established a scholarship at UW-Stout for juniors or 
seniors majoring in industrial technology who maintain 
a 3.0 grade point average. 

James W. Lutz Hospitality and Tourism 

James Lutz, a 1980 Stout graduate, started in the 
brewery business with the formation of his company, 
Wild Goose Brewery. Lutz shares his success through 
the establishment of this scholarship to assist students 
in the field of hospitality and tourism. The first 
scholarship will be awarded this fall. 

"Alumni support is extremely valuable in many 


ways," noted Christine Clements, 
hospitality and tourism department 
chair. "It helps us enhance 
curriculum, place students in jobs 
and work experiences, and supports 
students aspiring to be our future 
hospitality and toursim leaders." 


Marketing Education and DECA Endowed Scholarship 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen recently accepted a 
check from the DECA organization, which established 
the first DECA scholarship on this campus. 

DECA is an association of marketing students. At 
the collegiate level, activities are designed to assist 
students in their professional preparation. Two key 
projects are the sponsorship of district career 
development conferences. One is held at UW-Stout 
which includes more than 800 students from 13 area 
high schools in northwestern Wisconsin; and the other 
is held in Maple wood, Minn., for seven metro area 
high schools. 

Currently, there are 75 members of the campus 
organization. Team officers include Phil Huff, 
president; Keri Schermerhorn, Jenny Kunz, Jamie 
Scheuffele and Scott Dereschuk, vice presidents; John 
Burmeister, sales project coordinator; Chad Van 
Daalwyk, financial manager; and Jackie Rothstein, 
program director/publicity. Gregg Christensen is the 
DECA adviser. 

The chancellor thanked the students for their 

involvement in DECA activities which resulted in the 
scholarship dollars. "The benefits of this scholarship 
will be ongoing. You will be helping someone involved 
in the marketing program to complete their education 
with less financial hardship. Your hard work is 
appreciated. Students helping students through this 
scholarship is a very generous act," he said. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen accepts a check from Phil 
Huff, DECA president, and Marissa Willi, co-chair of the 
District DECA Conference, to initiate the Marketing Education 
and DECA Endowed Scholarship. 

Endowed Student Construction Association Scholarship 

The Student Construction Association (SCA) has | ^^|~ 

established an endowed scholarship for students 

majoring in construction. Jeremy Budish, SCA director 

of public relations, noted the scholarship "will benefit 

the construction industry in general and our members 


Jason Blenker, president of SCA, stated that SCA 
understands many students need financial assistance, 
and this scholarship will provide such for students 
dedicated to SCA. 

SCA was organized in the early 1980s. Its mission 
is "to provide professional and social development, 
and community service activities broadening the 
educational scope of its membership." 

SCA membership totals 45. Co-advisers are E. M. 
Spencer and John Vranak. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen accepts a $4,000 check to 
establish an endowed Student Construction Association 
Scholarship. Front (l-r): John Vranak, co-adviser; Jeremy 
Budish; Chancellor Sorensen; Donn Schmidt; John Pristash; 
Joshua DeBroux. Back (l-r): Jason Blenker, Peter Spiegel, 
Russell Hunter, Joshua Bernhard, Jeffrey Wellenstein, Shane 

Giving to UW-Stout through gifts of 
appreciated securities 

Commitments from alumni, friends, businesses, 
foundations and others help to support UW-Stout. Such 
generosity enables the institution to continue to provide 
resources and initiatives not funded by state support. 

These gifts add an extra dimension and are critical to 
all academic programs at the university. Donors make a 
difference in the lives of everyone on campus. The 
following information on gifts of appreciated securities 
may help you accomplish your goal of donating funds to 

Gifts of Appreciated Securities 

It is often more tax-wise to contribute securities than 
cash. If you have appreciated securities, giving them 
instead of cash to your favorite charity offers a two-fold 
tax savings. In addition to a charitable deduction for the 
full fair market value of the securities on the date of the 
gift, you may avoid any capital gain tax on the appreciated 

For example: Mr. and Mrs. Doe, who are in the 31 
percent income tax bracket, own securities currently 
valued at $12,000 which were purchased for $2,000. 
They contribute the securities to the Stout University 
Foundation, and realize a $12,000 charitable deduction 
which saves them $3,720 in income taxes (31 percent of 
$12,000). In addition, the Does avoid capital gain tax on 
their paper profit for a further tax savings of $2,000. 
Therefore, the net cost of their $ 1 2,000 gift of appreciated 
securities is only $6,280. The net cost of the gift may be 
further reduced because of state tax advantages also. 

Gifts of appreciated stock are fully deductible up to 
a maximum of 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. 
Any amount in excess of the 30 percent ceiling can be 
carried forward for five years. The securities must have 
been held for a "long-term" period (this generally means 
for more than one year) to qualify for these significant 
tax savings. 

The Stout University Foundation will be happy to 
answer any of your planned giving questions. Please 
contact David Wiensch, Planned Giving Officer, at 

Planned Giving 

David Wiensch 

If you have 
giving them 
instead of cash 

to your 

favorite charity 

offers a 


tax savings. 

Donors support phonathon 

Thank you to all donors who showed their support of 
UW-Stout through the annual fund phonathon campaign 
this year. More than 5,300 donors, primarily alumni and 
parents, have shown their support by committing 

Special campaigns were also conducted to raise 
restricted dollars for the College of Arts and Sciences 
and the packaging program. 

Your financial support can be seen all across 
campus. Annual fund contributions support grant awards 
for faculty and students. This year, for example, the 
foundation awarded $9,000 to Ana Vande Linde of the 
chemistry department for the purchase of computers and 
software to aid in computer based experiments. Other 
programs or equipment funded by foundation grants 
include a digital source document retrieval machine in 
the Library Learning Center and a new student orien- 
tation program, headed by StarlaDixen, Mary McManus 
and Bill Siedlecki, which coordinates all departments on 
campus and provides a thorough orientation program for 
new students. 

For the coming year, more than $50,000 has been 
granted to faculty to enhance their curriculum initiatives 
and research projects. Remaining annual fund 
contributions support student scholarships, new resources 
in the Library Learning Center and other student-focused 
needs that state dollars don't allow for. Your support is 
truly appreciated by the entire UW-Stout community. 
Thank you for your time on the telephone and 
commitment to UW-Stout. 

Top Phonathon Givers 







Stout Outlook 



Alumni Association News 

Alpha Phi Celebrates 40 years New 2 r °wth and new be ginnings 

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Members of Gamma Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi 
international fraternity and the earlier local organization, 
Pallas Athene, gathered on the UW-Stout campus to 
celebrate Alpha Phi's 40 years in existence Saturday, 
May 1 . Sara Garay Euclide ' 93, Ithaca, N. Y., chaired the 
planning committee. Joining together for an afternoon 
luncheon and program were 110 returning Alpha Phi 
alums and campus actives. Chancellor Charles W. 
Sorensen greeted the attendees. Patty Hendrickson, a 
motivational speaker and Alpha Phi, provided both 
educational and entertaining words of wisdom for the 
members. She also shared some of Alpha Phi's latest 
programming projects. The Gamma Sigma actives 
retrieved historical photos of both Pallas Athene activities 
and past and present Alpha Phi photos for the enjoyment 
of fraternity members. 

Pallas Athene was established in 1936. Ruth Bubeck 
Voll ' 36, a charter member now residing in Milwaukee, 
was in attendance with her daughter, Christine Voll 
Chernin '70, an Alpha Phi from San Francisco. Ruth 
credited Freda B achmann with their successes throughout 
the years. 

Members of the first Alpha Phi fraternity were initiated 
in 1958. Anne Marshall was their adviser, and several of 
the first initiates were in attendance. 

In honor of the occasion, the planning committee 
also established the first Alpha Phi Scholarship on the 
UW-Stout campus. The scholarship will be awarded 
once the fund reaches $10,000 and becomes income- 
producing. Members plan to award the first scholarship 
in 2000. 

Plans are under way to meet again in 2008 to celebrate 
50 years on the UW-Stout campus. 

Director's Message 

Preparing for the Alpha Phi luncheon and program are (l-r) 
Shelbie Pedretti '91; Sara Garay Euclide '93, chair; Sarah 
Calkins, an active; and Nancy Aziz Barr '91, Gamma Sigma 
Chapter adviser. 

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Left: Ruth Bubeck Voll '36 with daughter, Christine Voll 
Chernin '70, enjoyed the Alpha Phi luncheon. Right: Loretta 
Sletten Wittig '59, Barbara Brown Rynders '57 and Bovaird 
Brown Gabriel BS '59, MS '75 review a photo album of their 
college days. 

Wanted: Families With More Than Two Stout Graduates 

In a future issue of Outlook, we would like to feature families who have had several members graduate from 
Stout. Please forward the following information to the Alumni Office: name and year of graduation for each 
family member; degree earned for each; and relationship of family members (may include aunts, uncles, 
cousins, in-laws — not just parent and child). Also include any interesting or fun tidbits of information, (Did 
any parent and child have the same professor? Did you live in the same residence hall or location?) and 
photographs of all graduates, if possible. A group picture would be even better. We look forward to receiving 
your information. 

Committee seeks board nominations 

The Nominating Committee of the UW-Stout Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Stout Alumni 
Association Board of Directors. Alumni are encouraged to submit recommendations by completing the form below 
and returning it, along with the nominee's current resume to the UW-Stout Alumni Association, Nominations 
Committee, Louis Smith Tainter House, PO Box 790, Menomonie, WI 5475 1 -0790. All nominationas and resumes 
will be kept on file for future consideration. 
Nominees should be: 

• Willing to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors. 

• Able to attend two meetings held in Menomonie, annually. 

• Willing to serve actively on committees as needed. 

Alumni Association Board of Directors Nomination Form 


Name of Nominee 

Maiden Name 

Year of Graduation 


City, State, Zip 

Place of Employment 

Employer's Address 

Employer's Phone 
Submitted by: 


Sue Pittman 

Spring seems to be the favorite season of the majority of 
those I talk to. It certainly indicates new growth and new 
beginnings. As I stood watching our seniors go through 
commencement, I was thinking of their new beginnings 
and the wonderful opportunities that lie before them — 
the excitement, and possibly uncertainty, they may have 
felt as they accepted their diplomas from Chancellor 

I also began thinking of all the Stout graduates who 
have gone before this particular class. I believe, regardless 
of the era, we all have the same thoughts, feelings, fears 
and anticipation. Age, race, religion or whatever 
differences we may have, we are basically the same. Let 
us all be accepting of others as they are. I encourage all 
past graduates to welcome the new alumni into our 

On another note, we have started a new column in Outlook, called Reminiscing. If 
this column is to continue, we need your input. Please submit your favorite memories 
or stories about your time on campus (include a picture of yourself as well). 

Also, in an upcoming Outlook, I would like to do a segment on families who have 
had more than two people graduate from Stout. (See box for more details.) 

One last bit of information. We are in the process of developing an award to 
recognize outstanding individuals. Currently, we present the Distinguished and 
Outstanding awards to graduates who are celebrating their reunion years. By restricting 
the awards to reunion years only, we are eliminating a number of outstanding 
individuals . The new award, yet to be named, will be presented at homecoming and will 
include all nominations received to date, plus those received prior to Sept. 25. A 
nomination form is being developed. However, if you have someone you would like 
to nominate prior to receipt of the form, please do so. You may include general 
information regarding the individual, why you believe this person should be recognized 
and perhaps letters of recommendation. 


Homecoming '98 October 9 and 10 

It's time to pull out all the polyester and vinyl records to prepare for 
this year's homecoming. Those glorious '70s embraced the 
celebration of the bicentennial, fashion trends like bellbottom jeans 
and the wave of disco. 

This year's homecoming celebration will include week-long 
organization competitions; royalty selection (Friday night); Phi Omega 
Beta Stunt Night (Friday night); reception honoring faculty and staff 
for their years of service to the university (Friday night); and, of 
course, the traditional parade on Saturday. This is a week of events 
you won't want to miss. 

Questions regarding homecoming activities can be directed to 
For Your Entertainment at 715/232 2432. 

Reunions will be held 

for the classes of 

1973, 1978, 1988 

Details are still being finalized, so mark your calendar today 
and watch for mailings. 


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UW-Stout Alumni Association 


Orlando, Florida 

Orlando Floridians enjoyed a dinner at the Adam' s Mark Hotel and had an opportunity to meet John 
Murphy, the new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. Murphy brought greetings from the 
chancellor and informed the group of the latest happenings at the university. 

(l-r) Lawrence Braaten BS '36, MS '50; John Stratton '68; Todd Strobl '86; Teri Giese Fuentez '75; Patricia 
Pamela Smith BS '83, MS '85; Brian Koziol '93; Don Winters '51; and William Gehrand '68. Not pictured but 
in attendance were John Murphy and Sue Pittman, alumni director. 

Long Beach, California 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen met with Essie Hughes Weisenberg '21, possibly our earliest 
living graduate, in Long B each, Calif. Pictures of the campus and the 1921 yearbook were reviewed, 
with Essie making comments on the Stout Tower. Sorensen presented Essie with a Stout T-shirt and 
pin. A Southern California gathering was held at the Westin Hotel, Long Beach, where one of our 
grads, Jeanne Shen MS '89 is employed. 

Essie Hughes Weisenberg '21 with Chancellor Robyn Mathy, William Mathy MS '75 and Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen. Charles W. Sorensen. 

(l-r) Bob Fazio, Donna Skidmore '76, Irvin Lathrop '50. James Schellin '48 and Marvin Friebel '50. 

Fort Meyers, Florida 

The Fort Meyers alumni group was invited to dinner at The Royal Palm Yacht Club. Pat Reisinger, 
Foundation director, provided an overview of campus activities. 

Camarillo, California 

Front (l-r): Helen Krause; Debra Fischer Kenyon BS '79, MS '85; Joseph Irvin MS '84, Cece Simon MS '85. Back 
(l-r): Pat Reisinger, Calvin Beals, Paul Partridge '49, Ruth Grotjahn Gilbertson '84, former faculty member Carlyle 
(Gil) Gilbertson, Catherine Kirk Winberg '39, Owen Gilleland '75, C. R. (Bob) Krause '39, Michael Pierre '75. 

While in Florida, Sue Pittman, alumni director, also visited with other Stout alumni including 
Stuart Arp '79, Orlando; Mary Thomsen Broderick '45, Coco Beach; and James Christoffel '60, 

E. Bernice Johnson Susens '49, Tom Susens and Verna Borovny Merrin MS '79 met with alumni director Sue 
Pittman in Camarillo, Calif. 

Phoenix, Arizona 

Arp '79 

Broderick '45 

Christoffel '60 

Foundation director Pat Reisinger met with the "Phoenix" connection. Front (l-r): Reisinger, Eunice Wedekind, 
Peggy Coburn Trezona '46, Betty Block Otteson '40, Phyllis Wagner Schwebke '42. Back (l-r): Arthur Otteson 
'40; Norman Wedekind '41; Richard Trezona BS '41, MS '50; Howard Schwebke BS '43, MS '48. 

Stout Outlook 



Alumni in the News 


"As an alumni of UW-Stout, I have many interesting and fond 
memories of the people and places I experienced while 
studying there. One of the more interesting experiences 
involved Carol Dobrunz . Carol was not the most j ocular of the 
faculty, but she had these sudden attacks of humor that would 
seem to come out of nowhere, like a Mohamed Ali uppercut. l pi^~ 
The finest example of this was the day Carol pushed opened the door to 
the men's locker room and yelled, "Youguyscoveryoureyes. Fmcoming 
through!" This threat was met with immense hilarity on the part of those 
present. The joke continued for days as students passing in the halls or in 
the student union would yell 'Cover your eyes' and go chortling down the 
corridors to the consternation of those not in the know." 

Michael Pierre '75 

"The buildings [at Stout] now seem to be named after many of 
the administration and faculty who were on campus during 
my years at Stout. For example, President Verne Fryklund 
(FryklundHall); John Jarvis, dean of the School of Industrial 
Education (Jarvis Hall) ; Ray Wigen, director of the Graduate 
School (Wigen Hall); Merle Price, dean of men (Merle M. STST 
Price Commons); Ray Johnson, athletic director (Johnson Fieldhouse); 
Thomas Fleming, English professor (Fleming Hall); and J. Edgar Ray, 
drafting professor (Ray Hall). I consider myself lucky to have had my life 
touched by these people. I guess I wasn't the only one who had positive 
feelings about them. 

"When I think about other faculty who had an impact on my being able 
to perform on the job after graduation, I remember Robert Swanson, 
woodworking and statistics (he was way ahead of the times) ; Wesley Face, 
my graduate adviser (a tireless worker and leader); and football coaches 
Joseph Gerlack and Robert Bostwick. Three years as football manager 
with trainers Bill Buckley and Pete Miller and a great group of players was 
an excellent learning experience. Glenn Harke, you were one fine athlete ! 

"Remember the Four Preps (26 miles)! How about the presentation of 
John F. Kennedy on his way to the presidency? I have fond memories of 
playing double deck pinochle with Dean Merle Price, and classmates Bob 
'Gunner' Lorenz and Roger Senft. But most of all, my Delta Kappa 
Fraternity experiences will never be forgotten. It was the friendship, 
support and comradship. Roommates Virgil Gottwalt and Gary Fontaine, 
where did life take you? My good friend Jerry Kain, where are you now? 

"The national conventions in Milwaukee; Ithaca, N.Y.; and Frostburg, 
Md., were enlightening to say the least. The Inter-Fraternity Council, the 
fraternity/sorority parties, buck ($) nights, and intramural athletics all have 
a place in my heart and mind. In general, Stout was a total education. It 
prepared me for work by providing a solid skill set, and it prepared me for 
change, the one constant in life. For you young people, if it is worth doing, 
it is worth doing right. Give it your best shot but also have fun doing it." 

Peter Fulcer BS '60, MS '66 

This section came about as a result of a letter to the Alumni Office from Viola Luebke Bergholz 
'40 requesting we devote more space for campus memories. She stated she would like to see 
more articles and information mentioned from the earlier classes. It's a wonderful idea and one 
we believe is worth pursuing. We have solicited a response for this first run but are counting on 
you to send your campus memories for future issues. Also, we need a name for this column. Any 
suggestions? Note: We reserve the right to edit all comments. 

Bauer leads IBM team at Nagano 

When Roy Bauer ' 67 graduated from Stout, little 
did he know he would be associated with the 
Olympic Games. Granted, Bauer is a man of 
many talents; however, sports on the Olympic 
skill level is something he did not achieve. So just 
how was B auer invited to spend weeks in Nagano, 
Japan, in training prior to the games and a month 
during the games? And, he has already spent time 
in Australia in preparation for the summer games 
in 2000. 

Following graduation, Bauer was employed 
at IBM for 24 and a half years. He was an 
industrial technology major who went right to 
IBM in manufacturing engineering. During his 
tenure with the company, he served in various 
positions including site operations manager, 
corporate manager of manufacturing engineering 
and director of quality. 

Bauer was a major player in the success of 
IBM' s quality leadership and for the recognition 
they received via the Malcolm Baldrige Award 
— a yearly "Oscar Award for business." As the 
IBM team leader for this award, Bauer has been 
recognized as an expert in the field of quality. 

This experience led to Bauer's first book, 
The Silverlake Project, which traces the 
transformation of IBM Rochester from product 
to market-driven business. This book has been 
published in Chinese, Russian, Korean and Indian. 

Bauer took an early retirement from IBM in 
1992. "There was too much traveling involved, 
and I was away from home too much," he said. 
"You know in your heart when it's time to do 
something different. At first, he followed through 
on some consultant jobs, then began work on his 
second book, The Quality Journey, published 
in 1993. "The publication of this book sort of 
refueled things," he stated. In 1996 his third 
book, Competitive Dominance, was published. 

While Bauer's business began to take off, 
IBM was experiencing some difficulties during 
the Olympics Games in Atlanta. They hired 
Bauer and his company to put processes in place 
to assure success during the next games. "I 
applied the Baldrige principles to the Olympics 
to establish a new leaders system to manage the 
information technology, changed the overall 
strategy, got focused on the customer, mapped 
end to end the critical processes, and ensured that 
all people were trained and understood the games 
work system," Bauer stated. "IBM will use this 
information for the 2000 Olympics with some 


modifications and improve- 
ments. Fundamentally, it is 
now a systematic process." 

Bauer noted, "There were 
98,000 Internet hits in one 
minute when the Japanese 
team won the ski jump event. 
There were more Internet hits 
in the first three days than in 
all of the Atlanta Olympics. 
The use of technology has become so much 
more pervasive, not only in operations of the 
games but also in the involvement of spectators." 
Bauer continued, "Running the Olympic Games 
is like building a billion dollar corporation in four 
years, then shutting it down in two weeks after 
the games. All sorts of people are involved 
(volunteers and staff), and all must be 
synchronized at one time. It's quite amazing." 

While at Stout, Bauer played and sang in a 
band called the "Mustangs." Other band members 
included Dan Vradenberg and Bernie Mulheron. 
He hasn't lost his singing ability. While in Japan 
he participated in a karoke sing-along, putting on 
quite a show singing "New York, New York" 
with other Japanese businessmen. Bauer noted 
he was a "KLB (Kappa Lambda Beta) in the first 
pledge class after the fraternity got legitimate." 

When asked how Stout helped prepare him 
Bauer commented, "Stout teaches theory and 
shows how to apply it. My strength was in 
knowing how to apply. People have good ideas 
but have difficulty in application." 

When asked what recommendation he would 
have for young people Bauer said, "Keep your 
life in balance. Maintain that balance between 
your work life and family life. You' 11 know when 
it's time to do something different." 

Bauer and his wife, Liz, who are in the 
process of moving from their home in Rochester, 
Minn., to Wisconsin, have three daughters. 
Stephanie and her husband, Jeff Dehler, are both 
'95 UW-Stout graduates. Nicci is married and 
currently living in Muncie, Ind.; and Sara is a 
student at UW-Madison. Bauer's business will 
be located in Durand, Wis. 

Besides the trips taken for the Olympics, 
Bauer is involved with the Board of Examiners, 
serving as senior examiner for the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award. He also serves 
on the Stout University Foundation Board of 

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10 ♦ Stout Outlook 




Employer Profile 

ausau insurance i .omoarm 

Wausau Insurance was organized in 1911 to 
meet the requirements of America's first 
constitutional state workers compensation law 
in Wisconsin. 

Since that time, Wausau has grown into one 
of the most sophisticated all-lines insurance 
companies in the country, offering insurance 
services including property, casualty, surety 
and a full range of employee benefits such as 
group health, retirement and workers 

Wausau has also become known as an 
innovative leader in the forefront of product 
and systems development to better serve the 
needs of business: early intervention and 
return-to-work programs, CareManaged 
WorkersComp, integrated disability manage- 
ment (IDM), loss analysis and control, 
alternative risk products, and much more. 

Products and services are distributed through 
employed sales representatives, independent 
agents and brokers. Headquartered in Wausau, 
Wis., the company operates through a national 
network of seven divisional offices with 5,250 
employees. More than 3,000 of the company's 
employees are based in Wisconsin, where 
Wausau is the largest workers compensation 

In 1985, Wausau Insurance became 
affiliated with the Nationwide Insurance 
Enterprise, the nation's fifth largest property 
and casualty insurer. Wausau and Nationwide 
have an A+ {Superior) A.M. Best rating. 

Currently, Wausau Insurance Companies 
has 35 Stout graduates employed in various 
positions. "Wausau Insurance has had apositive, 
long-standing recruiting relationship at UW- 
Stout," said Bill Tolly, vice president of human 
resources. "Over the years, we have found our 
relationships with the placement office and the 
professors to be extremely beneficial in 
connecting with the students. UW-Stout appears 
to do an excellent job of keeping their 
curriculums current with the needs of business, 
allowing their students to make relatively easy 
transitions from the academic environment to 
the business world. Wausau has certainly 
benefited in a variety of key areas from hiring 
the talent of Stout graduates." 

Kent Bills '91 commented on the training 
and education received from Stout. "My 
graduate studies at UW-Stout gave me a 
wonderful foundation in the science of 
counseling, adult education, leadership and 
people development. As a senior consultant for 
organization and executive development, I apply 
those principles every day. One of the most 
memorable aspects of my experiences at Stout 
was the chance to work with great people. The 
academic staff and the student services staff I 
had the privilege of working with were always 
supportive, helpful and kind. Now I teach our 
leaders here at Wausau to be that kind of 
example to the people they work with. My 
ongoing relationship with UW-Stout is a joyful 
experience. I've had the chance to teach on an 
adjunct basis, and I currently serve on the 
advisory board for the master' s degree program 
in training and development." 

Brian Huseby '77, director, Loss Analysis 
and Loss Control Services states: "The 
University of Wisconsin- Stout has provided 

me with a learning experience which has 
supported my career and personal life since the 
first day I arrived on campus in 197 1 . There are 
the typical academic types of experiences that 
have enriched my ability to be successful, but 
there are other experiences, which I have found 
of great value. 

"Founded in the curriculum during my 
attendance was a message that classroom 
training along with real life busines s experience 
offers a stronger start in your career. Many of 
the programs required work experience as a 
part of the requirement for a degree. I personally 
worked in many different businesses during 
my time at Stout. One job included work at a 
local hospital in maintenance. As a result, I 
gained experience working with boilers. Little 
did I know it would eventually lead me to 
working for Wausau Insurance. After 
graduation an insurance company approached 
me to become a boiler inspector because of my 
degree and experience with boilers. 

"Twenty-two years later I still have a career 
in the commercial insurance industry, although 
the role I play has changed. Today, my 
responsibilities are primarily leading the 
development and implementation of corporate 
strategic initiatives for our Loss Analysis and 
Loss Control Services. These services help 
clients understand and control business risks to 
help prevent human and financial loss within 
an organization. Personally, I find a great reward 
in my career knowing the Wausau control 
professionals daily help prevent someone from 
becoming injured while helping businesses 
improve their financial results. I would 
encourage any student to consider the career 
value of work experience when related to a 
formal education. 

"During my attendance at Stout, I made 
many lifelong friends. I would not 
underestimate the value of social experiences. 
They will form a set of values on how you 
conduct business and guide your career. These 
experiences combined with a formal education 
are invaluable. Throughout my business travels, 
it is amazing the number of people I meet who 
are Stout graduates or know of the university ' s 

"In summary, Stout's unique combination 
of programs, work experience focus and an 
excellent social environment have given me 
the confidence to be successful in a changing 
business world. You will not know what your 
career will bring in the way of future 
opportunities; therefore, plan to experience as 
much as possible early in your education so 
you can better meet a changing world." 

D wight Davis, president 
and chief operating officer 
of Wausau Insurance 
Companies and a 1966 Stout 
graduate, commented, "In 
addition to the knowledge 
necessary for my initial post 
college employment, Stout 
provided the opportunities 
to develop organizational 
and leadership skills which have served me 
throughout my career as both a college and 
corporate executive." 


Voc Ed group honors Fulcer 

In April, Peter Fulcer BS '60, MS '66 was 
recognized by the National Association of State 
Directors of Vocational-Technical Education 
Consortium (NASDVTEc) as the recipient of the 
Distinguished Service Award. Recipients of this 
award must demonstrate a high level of leadership, 
vision and achievement in vocational-technical 
education. Nominees must demonstrate the 
highest meritorious contribution to vocational- 
technical education through innovative or unique 
achievement, expansion of the impact of 
vocational-technical education on students, or 
evidence of superior performance. 

In addition to this most recent recognition, 
Fulcer has also been selected as the Teacher of 
the Year, (Fredericksburg, Va.), awarded the 
Virginia Department of Education Vocational 
Education Service Award, the Distinguished 
Technology Educator Award and the Supervisory 
Achievement Award. He has published numerous 
articles in educational journals. 

Fulcer is currently the director of vocational 
and adult education in Loudoun County. He was 

responsible for designing, 
building, equipping and 
staffing of the county's 
Charles S. Monroe Vocational 
and Technical Center — the 
crown jewel of the school 
district and one of the most 
respected vocational centers 
in the country. Fulcer 

Peter and his wife, Mary Jean, have two 
children and three grandchildren. 

An athlete while at Stout, Fulcer continues to 
bring athletics to the young people in his 
community through involvement in various 
programs promoting sportsmanship. One of the 
founders of the Youth Basketball League, he 
has put a little elbow grease into the construction 
of bleachers and an announcer's box for the 
county's Little League. He served as an officer 
on the Sterling Park Golf, Swim and Tennis 
Club, and provided continuous maintenance on 
the high school's baseball field. 

Alumni Testimonials 



'Stouthelped me with career-related programs. As abeginning 
teacher, Stout allowed me to borrow teaching aids which I 
utilized in my adult education millinery classes. Later I wrote 
the curriculums for housekeeping careers and nursery school 
aide programs which I also taught." 
E. Bernice Johnson Susens '49 



"I am proud to be a Stout grad! I believe that my four years of 
quality education at Stout were solid and comprehensive. I 
fondly remember so many knowledgeable professors who 
provided a variety of hands-on learning experiences. I believe 
that I have been able to successfully transfer that concept into 
my own family and consumer sciences classroom. Through SSUteT 
the years, I have received instant credibility among peers when Stout is 
mentioned for its outstanding academic tradition." 
Teri Giese Fuentez '75 

"The overall experience of going to school at Stout was a great 
influence on me. The best years of my younger life were spent 
there. Getting my degree in hotel and restaurant management 
has opened many doors for me. The degree was important, for g 
it gave me and my career a specific direction. But, more Mpt 4m| 
importantly, the goal of getting a degree and accomplishment Gartiand 
of that goal are the crucial factors. All through life we need to continue to 
set goals and work on achieving them. Stout is able to accomplish this 
along with giving you skills to excel in your careers. The statement of 'it 
is not what you do but how you do it' comes to life. Attitude is everything. 
Attitude determines how you do everything and your outlook upon it. Stout 
has given me a great attitude for what I have accomplished in the past and 
the changes taking place now for my accomplishments in the future. I have 
fond memories of Stout and always look forward to visiting the campus 
Keith Gartland 86 

Stout Outlook ♦ 11 



Blue Devil Report 

Winter sports season not all rosy 

Young teams seemed to dominate the UW- Stout sports scene last 
winter, and that can be good and bad. Bad, in that men's and 
women's basketball and hockey didn't finish as high as they 
wanted to in the conference standings. Good, in that the three 
teams combined will lose very few seniors, with the remainder of 
the team back to do battle again next year with another year of 
experience behind them. 

But national experience was gained on both the men's and 
women's indoor track and field teams as well as the gymnastics 

Women's Basketball 

The Blue Devil women' s basketball team started out with a bang, 
hit a road block over the Christmas holiday, picked the pace back 
up again in January, then fell on hard times again in February. 

Stout (1 6-9, 10-6) finished third in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference (WIAC), and had three named to the all- 
conference squad. Leading scorer Shannon Berg {Jr., Ellsworth) 
and point guard Rachel Tray nor (Jr., Ellsworth) were named to 
the first team and Charysse Minder (So., Ellsworth) was an 
honorable mention pick. 

The Blue Devils said goodbye to four-year starter Staci 
Rademacher (Sr., Sun Prairie), who was named to the WIAC all- 
defensive team. 

Men's Basketball 

The Blue Devil men's basketball team also got off to a fast start, 
winning seven of their first nine games - then the new year hit, and 
it was only three wins in the remaining 14 games. 

Injuries played a big part in the Blue Devils' (10-15, 4-12) 
downfall, with key starters Jeremy Preston (Jr., Madison) and 
Andy Myers (So., Eau Claire) missing much or parts of December 
and January. 

Preston, who was named to the all-conference honorable 
mention squad, averaged 18.4 points to lead the team in scoring, 
despite missing eight complete games and part of several others. 
Myers, who was second on the team in scoring with 13.5 points, 
missed only one game, but was hobbled in several. 

Stout is expected to return their entire team, with the exception 
of four year player Tim Schulte (Sr., Sun Prairie). 


Blue Devil hockey coach Terry Watkins will use the offseason to 
determine why his squad made little progress in their second year 
back at varsity status. 

Stout finished with a 7-19-1 overall record, one less win than 
the year before, and were 3-16-1 in the Northern Collegiate 
Hockey Association. 

Greg Foster (Jr., Roseau, Minn) was named to the honorable 
mention team of both the NCHA and the WIAC. Leading scorer 
Mark Corbett (Jr., New Hope, Minn) was an honorable mention 
WIAC pick. 

The Blue Devils had an opportunity to learn a bit about 
international hockey when they took a trip to Sweden during 
Christmas break where they played three games. 


It was a record-breaking year for the Blue Devil gymnastics team 
and Stout sent not one, but two, performers to the National 
Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) national 

Under the tutelage of WIAC coach of the year Suzy Smith, the 
Blue Devils scored 134.60 points to set a new team school record. 

Individually, Brenna Jones (Fr., St. Paul, Minn) set a school 
record on the floor exercise, topping out with a 9.50 in the first 
round of competition at the NCGA nationals, where she placed 
10th. Angie Arens (Fr., Loretto, Minn) qualified to the nationals 
on the vault, but did not advance to the finals. 

The gymnastics squad is one of the few Blue Devil teams this 
year that see a great deal of its athletes graduate, with as many as 
six of the 12 gymnasts slated for graduation. 

Women's Indoor Track and Field 

Dominating is the only way to describe Katie Jacobson's (Jr., 
Eau Claire) performance during the 1998 indoor track season. 
After finishing sixth at the NCAA Division III Cross Country 
Championships, Jacobson followed that up by shattering the 
school middle distance records of the 600-, 800- and 1000-meter 
runs, then went on to win the 800- and 1500-meter runs at the 
WIAC Championships, where she was named the meet's 
most outstanding performer. In the 800, Jacobson set a new 
conference and fieldhouse record with a time of 2: 13.65. 

Jacobson advanced to the indoor nationals, after automatically 
qualifying in two events, and placed third in the 1500-meter run. 

At nationals, Jacobson's finish placed Stout 23rd and the 
Blue Devils finished seventh at the conference meet. 

Men's Indoor Track and Field 

Jason Lehman (Sr., Bruce) has been making a name for himself 
the last several years in the weights, and this year his fellow 
weight-men have been able to give him support. 

Lehman cracked the school record in the shot put (56-0) and the 
35-lb weight (52-4), and qualified to the national meet in the shot 
put where he placed second. 

As a team, Stout placed sixth at the WIAC Championships and 
were 14th at the NCAA Division III Championships. 

Freshman pole vaulter Jamie Buchholtz (Bloomer) served 
notice he will be a name in the conference, provisionally qualifying 
to the nationals. The 4X 100-meter relay team also qualified 
provisionally, but did not make the cut. 


O With a nose for the ball, Rachel Traynor (Jr, Ellsworth) was trouble for 
opponent's offense and defense. © Andy Myers (So, Eau Claire), #34, and 
Jeremy Preston (Jr, Madison), #44, led the men's basketball team in 
scoring. © Greg Foster (Jr, Roseau, Minn) was an honorable mention pick 
in both the NCHA and the WIAC. © Brenna Jones (Fr, St. Paul, Minn) placed 
10th in the floor exercise at the NCGA championships. © Katie Jacobson 
(Jr, Eau Claire) placed third at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field 
Championships in the 1500-meter run and was also named the regional 
runner of the year. © Jason Lehman (Sr, Bruce) broke the school records 
in the indoor and outdoor shot put, the 35-lb. weight, the discus and the 
hammer throw and was the NCAA Division III Outdoor champion in the shot 

For more information on the 

individual teams, see the 

UW-Stout Athletics Web site at 

12 ♦ Stout Outlook 



Alumni News 


Class Notes 


Jack Gustafson BS '61, MS '62, Manitowoc, is 
enjoying retirement and devoting more time to hobby 
activities such as flying, working on collector cars and 
fishing. He is chairman of the board of directors of 
Maritime Credit Union and vice-chairman of the 
Manitowoc County Highway Safety Commission. 
Richard Tien-Ren Cheng MS '63, Virginia Beach, 
Va., was named Virginia' s 1998 Outstanding Industri- 
alist. He is the founder and CEO of Eastern Computers 
Inc. (ECI). ECI has operations in 26 states, Washing- 
ton, D.C., Germany and China, and was the first 
company worldwide to make multilingual microcom- 
puters. Julie Backus BS '68, MS '71 is the new 
education co-chairman of Workforce 20 1 0, the Ozaukee 
County program that provides youth apprenticeships. 
Backus is the director of instruction for the Port 
Washington- Saukville School District. Dale Lueck 
'69 is vice president and general manager at Johnson 
Controls, Milwaukee. 


Karen Williams Hall '70, Rochester, N.Y., is a cos- 
tume designer and also teaches theatre makeup at 
Monroe Community College. 

Glenn Griffith '71 is director of catering at The 
Westin River North, Chicago, 111. Donna Priebe 
Lafferty '71, Elmwood Park, 111., is an international 
food stylist and also designs original wearable art coats 
and jackets under the designer name of Designs by 
Donna Jay. Stan Strub '71, Sheboygan Falls, was 
promoted to manager of procurement at Masters Gal- 
lery Foods Inc. 

Rex Koderl BS '72, MS '76 has earned a master's 
degree in business administration from Edgewood 
College, Madison. 

Charles Willihnganz '73, Rochester, Minn., is 
site and construction supervisor for De Witz Home 

Joann Tappa Rasmussen '74, Scandinavia, is an 
early childhood teacher at Amherst Elementary School. 

Robyn Anderson MS '75 is a counselor at North- 
east Wisconsin Technical College, Sturgeon Bay. Paul 
Cunningham '75 and wife, Joan, are the owners of 
Schreiner's Restaurant, Fond du Lac. He is on the 
boards of the Fond du Lac Convention and Visitors 
Bureau, Wisconsin Restaurant Association and the 
local Restaurant Association chapter. Dean 
Ziemendorf ' 75 has joined Sartori Foods, Plymouth, 
as cost accounting manager/assistant controller. 

Robert Frater '76, Houston, Texas, was voted 
Houston Certified Financial Planner of the Year for 
1997. Gary Hougas '76, Gillett, is a technology 
education instructor. William '76 and Marilyn Dye 
Lemsky '75 reside in Racine. William is manager of 
industrial engineering for Lamb Electric; Marilyn is 
the director of marketing for BCI International. Eliza- 
beth (Betzi) Knecht Murphy '76, Durango, Colo., is 
a nutrition consultant. Janice Hoyord Sparley '76, 
Oklee, Minn., has recently returned to the United 
States after living more than six years in the Czech 
Republic where her spouse, Steven, was a missionary. 

Michael Schultz '77 is director of events services 
for the Wyndham Anotole Hotel, Dallas, Texas. 

Raymond Maas ' 79 is executive director of Chest- 
nut Hill Development Group, Philadelphia, Penna. 
John Ostrowski BS '79, MS ' 80 has received a MBA 
from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. 


Marcia Menn Arndt '80 is dean of Industrial Tech- 
nologies and Manufacturing at Moraine Park Techni- 
cal College, Fond du Lac. Wendy Zell '80 has joined 
Crosswoads Counseling Center, Beloit, where she will 
provide alcohol and other drug addiction counseling 

Anne Robertson '81 is operations manager for 
Ebenezer Child Care Centers Inc., Milwaukee. 

Scott Richter ' 82, Greenfield, is general manager 
of the Wyndham Hotel Milwaukee Center. 

Cheryl Kubala Clark '83, Huntington Beach, 
Calif., was promoted to general manager of healthcare 
products-west region, Pharmerica Inc. Sue Loehning 
Vincent ' 83, Little Suamico, was promoted to director 
of quality operations at Encompass Child Care Inc. 

Larry Olson ' 84 has joined Ron Clarke Homes in 

Edina, Minn. Wesley Swanson '84, Glenview, 111., is 
general manager at Boston Market. David Wiedner 
' 84 has been promoted to director of product develop- 
ment and support at Nexus Software Inc., Raleigh, 

Mark Darrington ' 85, Wailuku, Hawaii, is asso- 
ciate director of sales for the Hyatt Regency Maui. 
Brenda Kropp Peters '85 has been named director 
of The Bridge, Menomonie. 

Mary Beth Braun McNeill '86 was promoted to 
strategic initiatives manager at the corporate head- 
quarters of Oscar Mayer Food Corp., Madison. Karen 
Weaver Spindler '86 has received the "Senior Pro- 
fessional Human Resources (SPHR)" certification. 

Heidi Hable BS '88, MS '95 is the director of 
residence life at Richmond, The American Interna- 
tional University in London. Robert '88 and Ana 
Londono Marinac '96 reside in Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Robert is senior medical collections manager for Risk 
Management Alternatives, Mendota Heights, Minn.; 
Ana is a manufacturing engineer with Schneider U.S .A. , 
Plymouth, Minn. Sandra Kampen Moravec '88 
was promoted to director of student services at National 
Louis University, Milwaukee. Jeffery Ryan '88, Lake 
Mills, has been promoted to regional manager at Exel 
Inns of America. Scott Stuckey '88 was promoted to 
resident manager of the 603-room Marriott St. Louis 
Airport Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. Jonathan Swain ' 88 has 
been promoted to president and general manager of 
Tropicana Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. 


Dianne Markowski Brady '89, Chicago, 111., is the 
owner of A Personal Touch, specializing in invitations 
and calligraphy. Robert Ehrfurth '89, Green Bay, 
has started his own business, RE Productions. 
Jennifer Persin ' 89, Wauwatosa, recently earned a 
degree in early childhood/elementary education from 
Mount Mary College and has accepted a teaching 
position with Milwaukee Public Schools. Mark 
Prodoehl ' 89, has received a master' s degree in health 
care administration from Cardinal Stritch University, 
Milwaukee. Shirley Ripp BS ' 89, MS '90 is owner of 
Ripp Rehab, Phoenix, Ariz. Daniel Ware BS '89, 
MS '95, Dover, Del., is clubhouse manager at Sussex 
Pines Country Club. 

Jeffrey Baryenbruch '90 has been promoted to 
senior sales manager at the 1,620-room Wyndham 
Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Jay Gerondale '90, 
Sandy, Utah, was promoted to packaging manager at 
C.R. Bard. 

Duane Elfering BS '91, MS '96, Barneveld, 
received the High School Program of the Year award 
from the Wisconsin Technology Education Associa- 
tion. Donna Hintz '91 was promoted to director of 
sales at The ParkEast Hotel, Milwaukee. Ruth Wikoff 
Jones '91 is communication program coordinator for 
the Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis. 

Traci Valleskey Hoeltke '92, Two Rivers, is the 
Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator for the Two 
Rivers Recreation Department Senior Center. Rebecca 
Paquette Johnson '92 is the owner of Bnox Gold and 
Iron, Pepin. Cynthia Schaar Newcomb MS ' 92 is the 
school-to- work coordinator for Chippewa Valley Tech- 
nical College, Eau Claire. Marc '92 and Carrie 
Weinberger Justinak ' 92 reside in Redmond, Wash. 
Mark is regional sales manager for IFP Co.; Carrie is 
an elementary special education teacher in Mercer 
Island, Wash. 


Steven Ahrens '93 was promoted to senior service 
team leader at Schneider National-Chrysler Dedicated 
Operations, Dearborn, Mich. Amy O'Neill Corum 
' 93 , Hastings, Minn. , is a clinical dietician with Regina 
Medical Center and is also a private practice consult- 
ant. Michelle Devine '93 was promoted to plant 
supervisor at Step Industries, Neenah. Steve Gillett 
'93, Manitowoc, is a healthcare territory manager for 
Wynn O. Jones & Associates. Jeffrey Kotnick '93 is 
employed in district technical sales at Tailored Label 
Products Inc., Menomonee Falls. David Levey '93, 
Winston- Salem, N.C, has been promoted to general 
manager at Delaware North/Sportservice. Timothy 
Zurstadt '93, Menomonee Falls, is a digital imaging 
manager with Arandell Corp. 

Stephanie Hager '94, Menomonee Falls, is a 
dealer service specialist for General Motors Accep- 
tance Corp. Alison Schneider, Palatine, 111., is execu- 
tive meetings manager at Marriott's Lincolnshire Re- 
sort. Derek Vohs '94 received juried entrance into 
Tempe, Arizona's Spring Festival of the Arts. He is a 
designer/metalsmith with William Thomas Designs, 
Madison. Jennifer Starke White '94, Watertown, 
received the 1997 Waukesha County Distinguished 
Educator Award from the Waukesha County Business 
Partners. She is a marketing educator at Oconomowoc 
High School. 

Jason Braun '95 is a sales representative for 
Kostner Graphics, Milwaukee. Gregory Collins '95 
has been promoted to project engineer/assistant project 
manager at Oscar J. Boldt Construction, Green Bay. 
Barry DeBruin '95, Raleigh, N.C, is a sales consult- 
ant for Motor and Equipment Manufactors Associa- 
tion. Darcy Dietrich '95 is a general manager for 
Quillin's Corp. at Paddy Mc Q's Irish Pub, Waukon, 
Iowa. John Dwyer '95, Denver, Colo., is general 
manager of La Quinta Inn. Kiersten Berry Gustafson 
'95 is employed in human resources at W. L. Gore & 
Assoc, Eau Claire. Bridget Kelly '95, Burnsville, 
Minn., is general manager at Tharaldson. Peter 
Kimball '95, East Peoria, 111., is a graphic arts instruc- 
tor at Illinois Central College. Kirsten Kaniuga 
Leske '95, Austell, Ga., is a kindergarten teacher for 
Factory Shoals Elementary. Tracie Mardock '95 is 
assistant front office manager and assistant human 
resources director at Hotel Iroquois, Mackinac Island, 
Mich. Karen Neitge '95, New Brighton, Minn., has 
been promoted from design assistant to designer at 
Arthur Shuster. Maureen Kahl Peters '95, Pepin, is 
an associate programmer for IBM. Lyn Brown 
Rolbiecki '95 and spouse, Troy, are the owners of the 
Riverview Motel, Trempealeau. Lyn is a family and 
consumer education teacher in Arcadia. Karen 
Shade Sharon '95, Hudson, is an administrative 
assistant/buyer for Johnson Controls Inc. Jeffrey 
Winkenwerder BS '95, MS '97 is assistant general 
manager at Marriott, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Kimberly Abhold '96, New York, NY., is an 
account executive with Kieselstein-Cord. Jennifer 
Gelinskey '96 is a sales coordinator at Franklin Press 
Inc., Milwaukee. Christopher Hacker '96, Oscoda, 
Mich., is business team manager for Starboard Indus- 
tries Inc., a manufacturer of automobile parts. Lisa 
Tepe ' 96 is a college program education consultant for 
Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. Jennifer Wargolet 
'96, Franklin, Tenn., is a catering assistant at the 
DoubleTree Hotel. 


Erik Arnetveit, Green Lake, is employed by Design 
Specialty Builders. Elizabeth Kapitz Bauer, Mayville, 
is a project coordinator for Action Printing. Stephen 
Bishop, Mauston, is facilities construction manager 
for Quest Network Construction Services. Marci 
Randall Boettcher, St. Paul, Minn., is a marketing 
teacher at Lakeville High School. Stephanie Buehl, 
Piano, Texas, is guest service manager at Target. 
Jennifer Bujalski, Jeffersonville, Ind., is softlines 
manager at K mart. Eric Burke, Tampa, Fla., is art 
director for Cohen & Associates. David Burkhart, 
Maple wood, Minn., is a dispatcher for North Star 
Transport. Tiffany Burnett, Milwaukee, is a quality 
assurance technician with Northstar Print Group. Jodi 
Carlberg, Plymouth, Minn., is a purchasing agent for 
Iris of Excelsior. Joan Crowther, Eagan, Minn., is a 
merchandise manager for J.C. Penney. Annette 
DeFranco, Palatine, III, is a life studies teacher for 
District 214 Township High School. Matt Demmin, 
Oshkosh, is a packaging engineer with Mercury Ma- 
rine. Brian Des Jardin is assistant materials manager 
at Dadco Diversified, Eau Claire. John DeSantis, 
North Fond du Lac, is employed by Fazoli's. Jason 
Dickinson, Ridgeway, is a supply chain analyst for 
3M. Andrea Dramm is an industrial designer with 
GMR Marketing, New Berlin. Karne Dunshee, Min- 
neapolis, is art director at Beard Communications. 
Patrick Eldredge, Phoenix, Ariz., is an account man- 
ager for Heritage Graphics. Jeffrey Faralli, Beloit, is 
art director at Bader Rutter & Associates. Mark 
Fechter, Menasha, is an account executive for Sales 
Consultants. Dawn Fett, Delafield, is a placement 

specialist for Opportunities Inc. Angela Sergeant 
Golat, Killeen, Texas, is a clerk with the U.S. Army. 
Rachel Green, Rochester, Minn., is project coordina- 
tor for the American Cancer Society. Jennifer Grom 
is a quality assurance production assistant for Lands' 
End, Madison. Julie Gruber, Waunakee, is assistant 
front office manager at John Q. Hammons-Marriott. 
Liz Hamilton, Menomonie, is a web page design 
artist with IDEXX Informatics. Heather Hays, 
Bloomington, Minn. , is assistant dining room manager 
at Interlachen Country Club. Christopher Heidger, 
Muskego, is a designer for SPS Productions. Angela 
Hendrick is an art teacher at Johnson High School, 
St. Paul, Minn. Bret Hetzel, Studio City, Calif., is an 
associate producer for NBC. Laurel Schneider Hill 
is a teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools. Angela 
Hockert, St. Anthony, Minn., is an interior designer 
with Textilis. Kelli Hoerig, Phoenix, Ariz., is a cus- 
tomer service representative with O'Neill Printing. 
Stephanie Renken Hunt, Pewaukee, is a counselor 
intern at Acacia Clinic. Mark Jappinen, 
Oconomowoc, is a technology education teacher for 
Oconomowoc School District. Carrie Jensen is 
guest services manager at Marriott Courtyard, 
Melbourne, Fla. Jason Jischke, Oshkosh, is a tech- 
nology education teacher for Oshkosh Area School 
District. Janet Krause Johnson, Minneapolis, is a 
territory manager for Hormel Foods. Kimberly 
Katzmark, Minneapolis, is a PC implementation 
specialist with Norwest. Wendy Kiefat, Osceola, is a 
family development specialist with West Cap. An- 
drew Konkle, Davie, Fla., is suites manager for The 
Levy Restaurants. Angela Kranz, Hay ward, Calif., is 
a merchandise analyst at Mervyn's California. Andy 
Krumrich, Pewaukee, is an industrial engineer at 
Generac. Anita Geissler LaFaive, Hudson, is a senior 
service technician for Prudential. Sean Laschinger, 
Woodbury, Minn., is a commodity merchandiser for 
American Agco. Joseph Lauby, Palatine, 111., is a 
project manager for Osman Construction Corp. Karen 
Mayer Lehner, St. Paul, Minn., was promoted to 
personal banker at Firstar Bank of Minnesota. Ryan 
Lies, Chippewa Falls, is a network engineer with 
Clearwater Computer Service. Xiongpao Lo, Wausau, 
is a job skills training coordinator for the Wausau Area 
Hmong Association. Brian Marcus, Hazelcrest, 111., 
is a manager for Lettuce Entertain You. Thomas 
Michlig is a graphic designer with Marathon Commu- 
nications Group, Wausau. Chad Nenno, Janesville, is 
a carpenter apprentice at J.P. Cullen & Sons. Lynn 
Krug Niggemann, Colfax, is employed by Corey 
Insurance Services. Jonathan No vitt, Oakdale, Minn., 
is a project engineer with Thermoform Plastics Inc. 
Paul Nytsch, New Berlin, is assistant front office 
manager at Embassy Suites. Jeremy Odegard, River 
Falls, is an industrial designer for Logica Product 
Development. Michael Peske, Mounds view, Minn., 
is a design engineer at JJJ Specialties. Jessica Pfeiffer 
is employed with the work/family program at 3M, St. 
Paul, Minn. Dewayne Pollard, Madison, is sous chef 
at Bishops Bay Country Club. Ann Poock, Eden 
Prairie, Minn., is a design consultant for Sofas and 
Chairs. Raymond Przekurat, Edgerton, is a technol- 
ogy education teacher at Edgerton High School. Tanya 
Ragan is an assistant buyer for Neiman Marcus, 
Dallas, Texas. Tracy Rasmussen, Marathon, is a 
claim service representative for Wausau Insurance. 
Todd Reinhard, Milwaukee, is an applications pro- 
grammer for Mark Travel Corp. Kelly Resch, Maple 
Plain, Minn., is employed at Recreational Publica- 
tions Inc. Melissa Rieckenberg, Chicago, 111., is a 
merchandise analyst for Montgomery Ward. Heidi 
Roberts is a project coordinator for Geo Analytic Inc., 
Madison. R. Daniel Rude, River Falls, is a technical 
instructor at Dunwoody Institute. Joseph Schaefer is 
front office manager for Marriott International, New 
Orleans, La. Lisabeth Slaman, Kenosha, is a teacher 
for Kenosha Unified School District. Kyle Scribner, 
Clayton, is employed by Lehmann & Larson Distrib- 
uting. Ricky Seidel, Cross Plains, is a staff accountant 
for American Printing Co. Traci Slowinsky, 
Minnetonka, Minn., is manager of Baker's Square. 
Shelly Spallees, Eau Claire, is a family and consumer 
education teacher for Menomonie Schools. Katherine 
Stapleton, Waukesha, is an assistant food service 
director for Aramark. Emily Stromley, Cottage Grove, 

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Minn., is a consumer credit counselor for Lutheran 
Social Service. Kimberly Sumner, Appleton, is a 
computer programmer for Aid Association for 
Lutherans. Jessica Daniels Suttle, Burnsville, Minn., 
is a fashion/apparel designer for Rohde Royce. Peter 
Terrio, Rolling Meadows, 111., is an account represen- 
tative with Solo Cup Co. Bambi Tischer, Inver Grove 
Heights, Minn., is assistant manager at Bruegger's 
Bagel Bakery. Matthew Townsend, Columbia 
Heights, Minn., is a technology education teacher at 
Columbia Heights High School. Kelly Urevig, St. 
Paul, Minn., is an interior design assistant with Ellefee 
Becket. Dena Urtel, Stillwater, Minn., is a merchan- 
dise coordinator for Target. Dennis Van Beek, Green 
Bay, has joined Emerson Electric as an industrial 
engineer. Greg and Jill Klande Vande Corput reside 
in Rochester, Minn. Greg is a process engineer at IBM; 
Jill is assistant product manager for Watkins Inc. 
Heather Vaughn, Madison, is an insurance support 
representative with Wisconsin Bankers Association. 
Suzanne Porter Vergin, Dallas, is the art education/ 
gifted/talented coordinator for Barron Area Schools. 
Joseph Warren, Fridley , Minn. , is a senior packaging 
technician with Pillsbury. Scott Wojcik has signed a 
pro-football contract with the Russelsheim Razor- 
backs. Russelsheim is located outside of Frankfurt, 
Germany. Beth Zimmerman, West Allis, is a teacher 
for Waukesha County Head Start. Eric Zimmerman, 
Speedway, Ind. is front office manager for Residence 
Inn Indianapolis Airport. Jenny Zuege is a family and 
consumer education teacher at Big Foot Union High 
School, Walworth. 

Baryenbuch '90 

Braun '95 


Alicia Alarcon to Wesley Swanson '84, March 4. 
Couple resides in Glenview, 111. Sheryl Hallman to 
Scott Hanson ' 86, Oct. 18. Couple resides in Oshkosh. 
Sheri Olson to Mark Schultz '88, Sept. 6. Couple 
resides in Gray slake, 111. Jennifer Rusk to William 
Jensen '88, Dec. 6. Couple resides in Altoona. Kelly 
Sue McCullough '89 to Brad Lloyd, Sept 27. Couple 
resides in Adelaide, Australia. Jeanne McLelland to 
Gerald Bulinski '89, Aug. 30, 1997. Couple resides in 
Orlando, Fla. Caryl Turner ' 90 to Joseph Dellis ' 89, 
May 15. Couple resides in Genesee. Ruth Wikoff 91 
to Donald Jones, Sept. 27. Couple resides in Minne- 
apolis. Karen Mayer '92 to Mark Lehner, Sept. 27. 
Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn. Jenifer Burgess to 
Chad Bauer '93, Sept. 6. Couple resides in Jackson. 

Sarah Hagen '93 to Thomas Frank, Sept. 20. Couple 
resides in Rochester, Minn. Leanne Jacobson '93 to 
BradSchnabl '92, Sept. 20. Couple resides in Merrill. 
Catherine Lehrer to Steven Franzen '93, Oct. 25. 
Couple resides in Oshkosh. Amy O'Neill '93 to Scott 
Corum, Oct. 26, 1996. Couple resides in Hastings, 
Minn. Angela Gehrke '94 to Kane Flett, June 28, 
1997. Couple resides in Melbourne, Australia. Amy 
Guth '94 to Eric Schmidtke '93, Aug. 2, 1997. 
Couple resides in Green Bay. Rachelle Olson '94 to 
Daniel Guse, April 7. Couple resides in Pigeon Falls. 
Amy Howard '94 to Dale Johnson, July 27, 1997. 
Couple resides in Menomonie. Jennifer Montague 
'94toTimBaumannBS'91,MS'93,Feb. 18. Couple 
resides in Minneapolis. Lyn Brown '95 to Troy 

Rolbiecki, June7, 1997. Couple resides in Trempealeau. 
Lori Duwe to Jeffrey Hamann '95, Dec. 5. Couple 
resides in Wausau. Kirsten Kaniuga '95 to Sean 
Leske, Aug. 16, 1997. Couple resides in Austell, Ga. 
Michelle Kammen '96 to Michael Mozzar, May 17, 
1997. Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn. Ana Londono 
'96 to Robert Marinac '88, May 31, 1997. Couple 
resides in Eden Prairie, Minn. Chanda Holmes '97 to 
Allen McGuire '97, Aug. 16, 1997. Couple resides 
inPlymouth, Minn. Theresa Jackson to Scot Bredl ' 97, 
Sept. 6. Couple resides in Wisconsin Rapids. Jill 
Klande '97 to Greg Vande Corput, Sept. 27. Couple 
resides in Rochester, Minn. Amy Prissel '97 
to Todd Hess, Oct. 1 1 . Couple resides in Hudson. 


A son, Daniel Bruce, Oct. H,toBruceBS'58,MS'60 
and Debbi Leonard, De Kalb, 111. Twins, Daniel 
Patrick and Angela Rose, Jan. 7, 1997, to John and 
Mary Rangitsch Kosanda ' 8 1 , St. Paul, Minn. A son, 
Aaron William, Jan. 5, to Kevin '82 and Tammi 
Lorenz, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. A son, Jeffrey 
Packer, Oct. 29, to John '82 and Denise Kerstin 
Sommer ' 8 1 , St. Charles, 111. A daughter, Tricia Lynn, 
April 9, to Jay and Melanie Block Williams '83, 
Edison, N.J. A son, Jason Patrick, March 17, to Brian 
and Ann Riley Machacek '83, Greenfield. A daugh- 
ter, Lauren Elizabeth, May 13, to Craig and Elizabeth 
Knudson Hartman '84, St. Peter, Minn. A daughter, 
Emily, Feb. 5, to Douglas '84 and Sharon Oswald, 
Grand Rapids, Mich. A daughter, Lilian Claire, Nov. 
25 , to Douglas ' 85 and Kimberly Jaeger, Minnetonka, 
Minn. A daughter, Katherine Helen, March 25, to 
David and Kaylene Walsh Kickhafer BS '85, MS 
'97, Excelsior, Minn. A son, Anders Michael, Dec. 20, 
to John and Jennifer Hilgendorf Montean ' 85 , Circle 
Pines, Minn. A son, Benjiman Boyd, Nov. 12, to Jeff 
' 86 and Misty Bjork, Maplewood, Minn. A daughter, 
Erin, Nov. 8, to Richard '86 and Deborah Kuhn, 
Littleton, Colo. A daughter, Vivian Rosalee, Feb. 21, 

to Douglas '87 and Carolyn Cook, Billerica, Mass. A 
son, Jacob Richard, April 3, to John '87 and Julie 
Knopps Dale '87, Oak Park Heights, Minn. A son, 
Thor Aymond Herman, Jan. 24, to Lars and Jill 
Liebenow Johnson '87, Sister Bay. A daughter, Allison 
Nicole, Jan. 27, to Jon ' 87 andHolly Franzwa Rigotti 
'88, Hudson. A son, Anders John, March 6, to Greg 
'88 and Karen Carlson Crane '88, Chattanooga, 
Tenn. A son, Matthew Addison, May 7, to Frank ' 88 
and Sandra Kampen Moravec, '88, Menomonee 
Falls. A son, Andrew Olen, Jan. 10, to Gavin and Anne 
Budde Yoder '88, San Diego, Calif. A daughter, 
Shalyn Carole, Dec. 12, to Michael and Dianne 
Markowski Brady '89, Chicago, 111. A daughter, 
Sophie, Jan. 12, to Richard and Holly Heise Garriga 
' 89, San Antonio, Texas. A son, MarkRichard, Feb. 3, 
to Jon and Jacqueline Attleson Lucivansky ' 89, Rice 
Lake. A daughter, Rebecca Noel, Nov. 3, to Gary and 
Carol Bufe Busch '90, Wales. A daughter, Madisyn 
Taylor, April 9, to Jay '90 and Julie Peterson 
Gerondale ' 90, Sandy, Utah. A daughter, Jenna Riley, 
Aug. 14, 1997, to Glenn '90 and Carla Gronquist 
Kasel '91, Hastings, Minn. A daughter, Natalie Anne, 
March8,toDuaneBS '91, MS '96andLisaElchlepp 

Elfering '92, Barneveld. A son, Hudson James, June 
13, 1997, to Scott and Jolene Hanson Frey '91, Eau 
Claire. A son, Andrew David, Feb. 1 8, to Gary ' 9 1 and 
Tina Melvin, Rhinelander. A son, Andrew Thomas, 
April 28, to Mark '92 and Teresa Mueller Brehmer 
'92, Schoefield. A son, Maxwell Steven, Nov. 17, to 
Steve and Michelle Leitl Elliott '92, River Falls. A 
daughter, Skyler Lynn, Dec. 18, to Mark '92 and 
Rachell (Shelly) Kirstein ' 92, Kasota, Minn. A daugh- 
ter, Anna Rose, March 21, to Marc '92 and Carrie 
Weinberger Justinak '92, Redmond, Wash. A son, 
Benjamin Erik, Jan. 10, to Robert '92 and Cheryl 
Kersten Kremer '91, Green Bay . A daughter, Miranda 
Lee, March 2, to Dave '92 and Dana Scheel, Green 
Bay. A daughter, Hanna Rose, Oct. 23, to David and 
Maureen Kahl Peters '95, Pepin. A son, Brady Lee, 
Jan. 15, to Craig '95 and Karen Schade Sharon '95, 
Hudson. A daughter, Amber Rose, Feb. 23, to Randy 
'96 and Amy Votava Radtke '96, Woodruff. A son, 
Owen Christopher, Jan. 9, to Chris and Dian Anderson 
Anderson '97, Phillips. A son, Jacob Thomas, Feb. 
22, to Brian '97 and Sandra Des Jardin, Eau Claire. 
A son, Tristan Michael, March 15, to Sean and Carrie 
Briones Hickey '97, River Falls. 


Myrtle Johnson Dip. '24, Jan. 21, La Crosse. Elmer 
Bohnert '25, Jan. 18, Juneau. Jane Hambley 
O'Donnell '30, Oct. 24, Crandon. Margaret Senty 
Klimek ' 32, Feb. 23, Independence. Clarence Wauer 
'32, Oct. 11, Sioux City, Iowa. Olga Laurich Bass 
'37, Jan. 11, 1997, Anaheim, Calif. Vincent Myrick 
' 37, Feb. 26, Altoona. Frances Hartung Dresden ' 39, 
April 25, Eau Claire. Betty Smith Wheeler '40, Feb. 
2, Racine. Grant Bakken '41, Dec. 30, Rhinelander. 
Kathryn Lybert Anshus '46, April 14, Milwaukee. 

Marion Lee Hairabedian BS '46, MS '49, Dec. 23, 
Lake Katrine N.Y. Le Roy Parsons '49, Jan. 25, Des 
Moines, Iowa. ThorwaldMagnusonBS '50, MS '55, 
Jan. 25, Pembine. RonaldMorley ' 50, Feb. 2, Bloomer. 
Gordon Goessner '51, Jan. 6, Port Washington. Ger- 
aldine Raisler Hedberg '51, April 23, Janesville. 
Adrian Mueller '63, March 8, Antioch, 111. Mary 
Jane Gorman Maki '64, March 1 1, Washburn. Dale 
Maki '68, Oct. 16, Westminster, Colo. Jack Dixon 
MS '70, Ed.S. '71, March 14, Portland, Ore. Larry 

Jensen MS '72, Dec. 26, Milwaukee. William Mathis 
' 72, March 3 1 , Riverside, 111. David Webb ' 74, March 
14, Ladysmith. S. Jean Vettrus Spahn '76, Feb. 9, 
Sun Prairie. Deborah Sobek Thurk '85, March 3, 
Grand Blanc, Mich. Terry Fallier '89, Feb. 10, 
Mukwonago. Gerald Lichterman '91, Oct. 9, Austin, 
Texas. Bob Schue '91, Oct. 29, Crivitz. Daniel Wil- 
liams '91, Jan. 26, Neenah. William Burns '92, April 
20, Stillwater, Minn. 

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Sharlene Berry 79 has found 
Berry 'd Treasure in Tucson, 
Ariz. Recently relocating from 
South Dakota, Sharlene opened 
a shop that specializes in 
everything for needlework, 
counted cross-stitch, knitting, 
crocheting, tatting, smocking, 


silk ribbon, Brazilian embroidery, hardanger 
and plastic canvas. The shop's name is, of 
course, Berry 'd Treasure. She has more than 
2,000 books in stock along with speciality 
fabrics, threads and embellishments. Numerous 
classes are also taught by skilled instructors.. 

The shop first opened in Rapid City, S. D., 
in 1994. Sharlene moved the store to Tucson in 
1997. Although her newfound sunny spot has 
its mild climate, Sharlene says "I sold more 
yarn in Arizona in the first three months the 
shop was open than I did in three years in South 

Sharlene stated, "If any alumni find 
themselves in Tucson, please stop by the shop." 
She continued, "I am very proud of my degree 
from Stout. I was determined to obtain this, and 
I graduated with honors in dietetics in 1979 at 
the age of 34." 

Excerpt from The Arts & Crafts Chronicle, April 1998 

William (Phil) Christianson 

'47 entered Stout in the fall of 
1 942 and was elected freshman 
class president. He was soon 
drafted and, on the advice of 
Merle Price, then dean of 
students, enlisted in the Army 
Specialized Training Program. Christianson 
After infantry training, he entered Texas A&M 
in the fall of 1943 as a sophomore majoring in 
chemical engineering. Christianson returned to 
Stout in 1945, graduating in 1947. While at 
Stout he belonged to Kap Phi Sig Fraternity and 
also served as president of the student 

Christianson' s entire career was with Farmer 
Insurance Group. He was transferred throughout 
the United States, finally ending up as home 
office director of fire and allied lines and later 
as director of auto physical claims, retiring after 
30 years. "My background from Stout in the 
technical fields helped me in promotions," said 

While at Stout, he met Mavis Kramer, and 
they married in 1948. The Christiansons have 
two children and six grandchildren (including 
quadruplets). They have been active in Stout' s 
scholarship program for several years and also 
participated in the Campaign for Fryklund Hall, 
receiving the Distinguished Partner Award. 
Christianson continues to be impressed with 
Stout' s ever-changing curriculum to meet the 
future needs of students. 

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Alumni News 


Gordon Corrus '73, senior 

project manager for Bentley & | 

Son general contractors in Brown 

Deer, Wis., had an opportunity 

to work with one of Wisconsin' s 

current heroes, Brett Favre. 

Corrus said, "It was like getting 

a Super Bowl ring. It' s not every Corrus 

day you get to do such a high profile project like 

this one, and it has just been wonderful. After 23 

years and hundreds of projects, this is the one that 

is like a diamond in the ring." What was the 

project that brought Corrus and Favre together? 

Brett Favre' s Steakhouse. 

Work on the project began when it was 
presented to Corrus as just an idea in 1996. 
When Corrus was told he was chosen from a pool 
of six project managers at Bentley & Son, it 
was something special. "I was a little awestruck 
at who it was," Corrus said, referring to Favre. 
After the project was announced to the public, 
Corrus said he received a lot of telephone calls 
from friends. "I got about 400 phone calls a week 
for awhile," Corrus said. "Everyone was looking 
to do something with the project. A lot of long- 
lost friends started coming out of the woodwork." 
When asked about working with Favre, Corrus 
said "He is a really nice guy and very down-to- 
earth. He has a very boyish manner about him. I 
know football is his first love. This is a diversion 
he likes to see, but football is what he really 

Written by Chris Preisler, Oconomowoc Focus 

Vickie Nelson Kuester BS 80, 

MS ' 87 has been an asset to UW- 

Stout ever since she started her 

college career. She began 

working at the Registration and 

Records office after graduation 

and has been coordinator of 

International Student Services Kuester 

since 1988. "The people at Stout are what kept 

me here," Kuester said. "I appreciated the 

atmosphere of mutual respect between faculty, 

staff and students." 

International students at UW-Stout feel at 
home and taken care of because of Kuester' s 
warm personality and dedication to her job. 
She has always put the needs of the students first 
and has been an outstanding adviser for the 
International Relations Club for 10 years. She 
was also a member of the UW System Council 
on International Education for six years and 
served as president of the Wisconsin Association 
for Foreign Students Affairs from 1994-96. 

Her job has allowed her to travel to Scotland, 
England and Mexico. This past year Kuester 
coordinated the first ever UW-Stout international 
student recruitment brochure and application for 

Besides her duties at work, she is also a wife 
and mother and very active in 4-H and her 


Patricia Koopman Kluetz '79, 
associate professor of interior 
architecture and retail studies at 
UW-Stevens Point, was one of 
25 peers in the UW System 
awarded a fellowship for 1998- 
99. The UW System's 
Undergraduate Teaching 
Improvement Council administers the fellowship 
program, which provides grants to faculty in 
their first 10 years of teaching who are nominated 
by their institution. The chosen fellows use the 
grants for a year-long opportunity to think 
creatively on ways to improve faculty instruction 
and student learning, while working cooperatively 
with colleagues both within and outside their 

Kluetz' s fellowship project is "developing 
productive studio critique techniques for entry 
level interior design students." 

"Evaluation of student work in our discipline 
is primarily accomplished through subjective 
critique, either in the classroom setting or through 
instructor evaluation," she explained. "I am 
concerned that at the entry level, students find 
this process either intimidating or demoralizing, 
or both. I believe that, with study and 
experimentation, we could develop techniques 
by which student work could be critiqued, both 
by peers and by instructors, where it would be 
viewed as a constructive exercise and as an 
opportunity to grow and learn." 

Kluetz has been a professor at UW-Stevens 
Point since 1988. 

Julie Mattson OstrowBS '81, 
MS '85 has been named 
president of the Minnesota 
Dietetic Association (MDA) . She 
will lead the association of more 
than 1 ,500 professional members 
for the next year. A registered 
and licensed dietitian, Mattson ° strow 
Ostrow is an expert in health promotion and 
wellness, menu and nutrition labeling, and weight 
management. As a senior associate with Felicia 
Busch and Associates, a nutrition 
communications firm, Mattson Ostrow works 
with such clients as Lund's Food Stores, Good 
Earth Restaurants, Dayton Hudson Corp., and 
Country Kitchen International. In addition to her 
professional activities, she is a community and 
political activist. She resides in Minneapolis 
with her husband, Paul, and her children, Matthew 
and Emily. 


Mary Schultz Powell '62 not 

only dives into her hobby, but 

dives deep. A certified scuba 

diver, she has completed more 

than 200 dives since beginning 

her underwater adventures in 

1985. This hobby has taken 

Powell to dive sites throughout 

the world including Grand Cayman, Little 

Cayman, Belize, Hawaii, Palau, Yap, Granada, 

Bonaire, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Bequa, 

Mexico, Vancouver Island, Lake Superior and 

several Minnesota lakes, and the ore pits at 

Crosby, Minn. 

"I dreamed of being a Jacques Costeau- 
type, but thought that required moving to some 
exotic far away place," Powell said. "Lake 
Superior has some of the best wreck diving in 
the world, and that's where I started." 

Her goal is to experience one adventurous 
diving trip each year. Next on the agenda is 
Saba in the Carribean in 1999. How long will 
this go on? "This year in Bonaire," said Powell, 
"I dove with a couple who were in their 
seventies. They were inspirational. I want to 
keep on diving as long as I can strap a tank on 
my back and jump into the ocean." 

Powell is a 20-year employee of the Wayzata 
(Minnesota) Public Schools. Her current 
position involves graphic design and desktop 
publishing responsibilities for the community 
education department. Other accomplishments: 
she became a grandmother in June 1997. 

Stephen Schoen ' 73 has been 
appointed by Governor 
Thompson to the Wisconsin 
Arts Board for a term of three 
years. The Wisconsin Arts 
Board is the state agency 
responsible for the support and 
development of the arts in Schoen 
Wisconsin. A major portion of the agency's 
biennial appropriation from the Wisconsin State 
Legislature is disbursed to eligible arts and 
non-profit organizations in the form of matching 
grants. Additional funds for grants are also 
allocated to the WAB by the National 
Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 
Schoen recently chaired the PAN panel which 
reviews and allocates funding for the performing 

Schoen is a builder and developer in Green 
Bay, Wis. He and his wife, Mary Ann 
(Larson) ' 73 , have three children: Ryan, Lindsay 
and Alyssa. 

Robert Sorensen BS '60, MS 
'65 received recognition from 
the National Association of 
State Directors of Vocational- 
Technical Education Consor- 
tium (NASDVTEc) for Honor- 
ary Life Membership. Of the 
ten individual recognized, two Sorensen 
were Stout graduates — Sorensen and Peter 
Fulcer (see article, page 11). 

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President-Elect/Vice President 

JoAnn Prange '86 


Marilyn Krause Leccese '74 

Adjide Johnson Afolayan BA '80, 

MS '81, Ed.S. '82 

William Burmesch BS '72, MS '80 

Tom Fonfara '84 

Roman Gill BS '57, MS '61 

Shirley Strachota Graham '62 

Sean Hade '74 

Julie Beaver Kinney '76 

Kent Korth BS '85, MS '96 

Christopher Lancette '83 

Irvin Lathrop '50 

Joanne Bowe Leonard '64 

Carol Hansen Miller '51 

Kevin Miller '90 

Kristine Murphy '92 

Susan Mark Roman '80 

Todd Trautmann '84 

Deborah Weidrich Ruemler '74 

Anne Warmka Ward '87 

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15 Alumni Gathering (Tentative Date) 
Appleton, Wisconsin Area 

16 Eastern Wisconsin Retired Stout Alumni 

19 Alumni Board Meeting 
UW-Stout Campus 

26 Foundation Board Meeting 
UW-Stout Campus 


3 Hall of Fame Recognition 

9-10 Reunion 

Classes of 1973, 1978 and 1988 

10 Homecoming 

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